What We Do

About Arbitration

When you have a dispute with someone it can help to ask a qualified independent third party to make a decision for you and resolve the dispute in that way. Arbitration does just that - it is like a private court available at your convenience. That is what we are here to do for disputes between parents about their children. Whilst going to court is an option, arbitration is like going to court in that you set out your case in the same way and a high quality written judgment will be provided to you. That decision is intended to be final and binding. The difference in coming to us is that it is much quicker and probably a lot less expensive.

The hearing dates are chosen by you, as is the arbitrator (judge). The arbitration hearings themselves are also far less formal and intimidating than those in the Family Court. One of the most attractive reasons for coming to Hampton Family Arbitration is that our fees are transparent and fixed - you always know how much you will have to pay to us before the process begins and there is no risk, as can happen in court proceedings, that those costs spiral out of control. The other thing that sets us apart is that we are friendly and approachable, and available to you at evenings and weekends to fit in with your schedule.