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Think of arbitration as a creative multi-tool

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Lorne Wolfson

Apart from the well-known advantages of arbitration in the resolution of family law disputes (accessibility, costs savings, timely resolution, limited appeal rights and the ability to choose both the arbitrator and the procedure for the arbitration), arbitration allows for a number of creative options that can meet the needs of the parties.

Types of hearings

While most arbitrations will feature a hearing, there are no limitations on what form that hearing should take. The Arbitration Act contains no definition of a “hearing” and allows the arbitrator...