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Can you use ADR in other family law disputes?

Yes. When we say other family law disputes we are referring to issues that are a repercussion of the decision to divorce. These include, but are not limited to: child support and child custody. For example, you and your spouse may be able to agree on issues like the division of the marital assets and the marital debt but agreeing how much child support is going to be paid is like two rams butting their heads together. Mediation is always available to resolve certain disputes rather than all that may be part of the divorce.


In cases of child support and child custody keep in mind, however, an arbitrator’s decision is always subject to court review. In the issues involving children, an arbitrator’s decision is never binding.