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Understanding Divorce Arbitration In Wisconsin

If you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement and do not want to have a lengthy and expensive court trial, Burbach & Stansbury S.C., may recommend divorce arbitration. A divorce arbitration is a viable conflict resolution option for couples who want a more private proceeding despite having contested issues. This option can be done more quickly than a court trial and can be less expensive.  Rather than having a judge decide the issue, the parties hire an experienced and respected family law attorney to oversee the hearing, review the evidence and make a final decision.  The attorneys at Burbach & Stansbury S.C., can explain the many advantages and disadvantages of this process.

Many experienced and well-respected family law attorneys in Southeastern Wisconsin have asked lawyers at Burbach & Stansbury S.C., to arbitrate their matters rather than having a judge decide the issues.  Attorneys Carlton Stansbury, Kate Neugent and Sarah Whiting have extensive experience as an arbitrator.  Attorney Carlton Stansbury has received training as an arbitrator from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 

If you wish to learn more about divorce arbitration in Milwaukee, speak with a member of our legal team at 262-257-9110.

Advantages Of Divorce Arbitration

While similar to litigation, divorce arbitration has many other advantages that the other two dispute resolution options cannot match.

Below are some of the unique features of divorce arbitration that can be highly beneficial for many clients:

  • Flexible and informal – Divorce arbitration allows each party to have his or her story heard by a neutral decider. 
  • Faster – In high-conflict litigation cases, the proceeding usually takes months or even years. Divorce arbitration can expedite the process by both parties and the arbitrator setting an early date.
  • More detailed – Judges handle hundreds of cases at the same time, and many have training in other areas of the law. An arbitrator with experience in family law can make decisions that are more detailed and more custom-made for the parties. 
  • Convenient –The trial date in a litigation process is usually dependent on the judge’s schedule. Divorce arbitration, however, takes into consideration the schedule of both parties. In most cases, the final decision can be made sooner than a court can make a final decision.

Schedule A Consultation

At Burbach & Stansbury S.C., we have a strong belief that no two divorces are the same. This is why we offer a variety of conflict resolution options to make sure our clients can find one that works for their specific situation. Whether you and your spouse decide to pursue mediation, litigation or arbitration, our divorce lawyers can help.

Schedule an initial consultation today by calling us at 262-257-9110 or completing our online contact form.

We serve clients across Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine County and all of Wisconsin.