Pennsylvania Divorce Arbitration Lawyers
At Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC, we encourage our clients to resolve their divorce or family law matter without going to court. When our clients cannot resolve issues through collaboration, we recommend arbitration as an alternative to a family court hearing or trial. Arbitration can be used as a means to resolve all aspects of a divorce, or the parties can agree to have the arbitrator decide only certain difficult or contentious issues, such as business valuation issues, royalties, stock options or other property division issues.
Attorney Kate Vetrano certified as an arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers acts as an arbitrator for people in all types of divorce and family law matters. From her law office in King of Prussia, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, she arbitrates cases for clients. Contact an arbitration attorney to schedule your divorce arbitration or to discuss your dispute resolution needs and concerns.
The Benefits of Divorce Arbitration
If specific issues prevent an amicable divorce from moving forward, parties can hire an arbitrator and schedule a hearing where their attorneys will present prepared statements on their behalf. The arbitrator will conduct the hearing, taking any testimony from the couple or other witnesses, and then render a decision within 30 days. In addition to being a quicker process and providing more continuity than trials which can drag on for years, divorce arbitration offers an informal and comfortable approach where:
- Divorce arbitration is confidential and private
- The parties set a schedule that is flexible and convenient
- The couple controls which issues are brought before the arbitrator
- All information sharing on the issues in dispute is complete
- Arbitration awards will become part of an enforceable divorce decree
- Arbitration can be the final solution to a divorce
- Couples can consider multiple arbitrators
Arbitration offers the predictability and reliability of an experienced family law practitioner making the decisions − rather than a judge who hears many kinds of court cases. In addition, the arbitration is governed by an arbitration agreement negotiated between the couple, with the scope and rules of the arbitration determined by the parties and their attorneys. This allows divorce arbitration to be tailored to a couple’s specific needs.
Skilled Family Lawyer, Certified and Experienced Arbitrator
Family law attorney Kate Vetrano has been certified as a family law arbitrator, at the Arbitration Training Institute of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She brings nearly 30 years of family law experience to each arbitration hearing. She is committed to helping couples and their lawyers find prompt and fair arbitrated decisions on issues they cannot resolve themselves. As an AAML fellow, Attorney Vetrano is bound by the standards of conduct for lawyers. As an arbitrator, she provides prompt and reliable service to help your arbitration hearing proceed as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Contact Our Montgomery County Law Firm to find out if collaborative law or divorce arbitration may be right for your family, contact our law office and talk to an arbitration lawyer who is committed to helping ensure your divorce is done right.