Divorce is complicated, especially when couples enter the litigation process. If you cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, though you are looking to avoid a long, drawn-out process, there are other options on the table. For example, many couples will choose to go down the route of arbitration, as arbitration often can help save time, money, frustration, and it can help protect your privacy. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey divorce attorneys to learn more about divorce arbitration and how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have about the process ahead:
What is divorce arbitration?
When spouses enter the arbitration process, they will first have to appoint an arbitrator to handle their case. An arbitrator is a non-biased third party, and oftentimes, an arbitrator is a lawyer. During the arbitration process, your arbitrator will analyze both you and your spouse’s circumstances, hear both of your wishes, and from there, your arbitrator will decide on the outcome of your divorce. That being said, arbitration is more binding than other alternate dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, as you will have to agree to accept the result of your arbitration session before the proceedings begin. In your arbitration session, both sides will have the opportunity to present evidence and witness testimony.
What are the benefits of choosing arbitration over litigation?
To start, as previously mentioned, in many cases, arbitration can save both parties time and money, as the outcome is binding and will, therefore, not take months or years to reach. Additionally, your case will be kept out of the public record, and if you are someone who would prefer to keep your personal matters private, arbitration can do that. Furthermore, if you are busy (as so many of us are with work, school, taking care of kids, etc.), arbitration is often a favorable option, as you can schedule the time and date of your arbitration session at your convenience. This is a far better alternative than having to comply with court-ordered dates. These are just some of the benefits of arbitration, and if you are ready to get started or would like to learn more, speak with our Bergen County divorce lawyers today.
Contact our experienced Bergen County firm
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.