New ‘Children Scheme’ to encourage the use of arbitration in family disputes

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The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators has launched a new ‘Children Scheme’ in order to encourage the use of arbitration in family dispute cases. 

Arbitration has previously been used in family law when dealing with disputes relating to financial remedy proceedings.  There will now be an opportunity under the new scheme to resolve disputes involving private law issues such as child arrangements (formerly known as residence and contact) and the exercise of parental responsibility.

It is understood that arbitration will also be used to deal with specific issues such as relocation in England and Wales in addition to child arrangements.

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Gill Carr

About Gill Carr

Gill Carr is an Associate Solicitor within the Family department at Forbes Solicitors. Gill’s blogs cover his specialisms of child protection, acting for both parents and children together with family members. Gill also advises and comments upon forced marriage, divorce, separation, child arrangements and financial matters. Gill writes about current legislation and case law relating to family law.
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