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What does " To be held in arbitration" mean in a divorce filing?

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What does " To be held in arbitration" mean in a divorce filing?

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Nothing, you may be confusing some terms. Arbitration is not applicable to divorce proceedings.


Daniel Bachert, Esq.
The Bachert Law Firm, P.A.
330 Clematis Street, Suite 222
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 653-3951

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Leonore M. Greller

Leonore M. Greller


Arbitration for divorce or property distribution pursuant to divorce is not permitted in Florida. Mediation prior to final hearing is proper.


In a divorce, you can resolve financial issues in arbitration. Arbitration would only apply if you previously agreed to submit a dispute to arbitration. Otherwise, I agree with the prior answer that you may be confusing some terms.

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    Family law cases are usually required to go to mediation prior to scheduling a hearing before a judge. I am less familiar with arbitration in family law cases, but as previously stated, may be applicable in financial matters.

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