Chester County Arbitration Attorney
Trust Your Case to an Experienced Family Law Practitioner
No one said divorce is easy, but few people want it to become a drawn-out, contentious affair. Preferably, you would like to sit down, hash out the details, come up with a custody plan, and divide your property without having to go to court. The good news is this is an option in Pennsylvania. While some divorcing spouses may choose mediation to resolve their issues, arbitration is another useful way to handle your divorce without taking your case before a judge.
If you are considering arbitration and have questions about your divorce, we encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. With over 25 years of experience, our Chester County arbitration lawyer can guide you through the process of protecting your rights and coming to a resolution. We offer every potential client a free consultation, so there is no cost to contact us toll-free at (866) 290-9292.
What Is Arbitration?
Arbitration is one of two ways to resolve a divorce without going through a Chester County courtroom. The other option is mediation, which involves sitting down with an unrelated third party, who will provide advice about how to proceed with a divorce, but who does not have the authority to enforce any agreements. Mediation is meant to make the divorce process less contentious, requiring the spouses to work together to come to an agreement.
Arbitration is very similar to mediation but, in this situation, the third party does have the authority to enforce agreements. Arbitrators can create binding agreements and hold both sides to their word throughout a case. Arbitrators must remain neutral, however. Both sides can prevent evidence, testimony, and arguments to support their best interests, and the arbitrator must consider all factors before making a final decision. You and your ex can decide on who should arbitrate your case, whereas a traditional divorce is subject to an unknown judge who may have no experience with your situation.
How Can Arbitration Help My Case?
Arbitration can make your divorce much simpler and less stressful -- if both sides hire proper representation. Each spouse can have a lawyer present during the meetings, who can advocate for their best interests. The end goal of arbitration is a mutually beneficial agreement that allows you both to come to terms with property division, child custody, visitation, and support payments.
Arbitration is also more affordable than a drawn-out divorce and is not reliant on court timelines. If there is a backlog of divorce cases or custody disputes at Chesco Family Court, arbitration may be the next best step. It can speed up the process and allow you to settle your divorce at your own pace.
Why Should I Talk to an Attorney About Arbitration?
If you are considering arbitration, it is important to sit down with an attorney and go over all of your questions. Arbitration is a useful tool, but it is not a foolproof system. Arbitration requires both sides to engage in civil discourse and work together to find a solution. While it can help parents settle custody disputes, it only works if both parents agree to it. In addition, a Chester County judge can override a decision regarding custody if he feels it is unfair to one side or the child.
At the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C., our Chester County family law attorney can walk you through the process of selecting an arbitrator, preparing your case, and advocating for your best interests in a divorce. We have stood by many clients in complex divorces and can help you reach a satisfactory result. We are here to represent your best interests.
To get a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C., toll-free at (866) 290-9292 today.