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Private family court

Talk to anybody who’s been to Family Court for a family matter and you’ll quickly realise it’s not the answer. It’s draining, unpredictable and very expensive.


If you haven’t done so already – check out our article on The Court Process.

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia is so overcrowded today that you’re unlikely to get a decision on your case for up to 2 or 3 years from the time you file your first application.

Not only is going to Court an arduous and lengthy process, it is also terribly

Don’t despair…there is another way


Arbitration is Private Court.

I like this phrase because it’s akin to the medical industry – like private vs public health care. If you had the choice, would you skip the queue?

Concepts of legal services: The lawyer provides legal documents for his clients.

If you need an answer quickly and a resolution FAST – opt for Arbitration.

Arbitration is:

  1. Booking a date that’s convenient;
  2. Selecting the Judge (barrister or ex-Judge experienced in Family Law);
  3. Getting a decision within 14 days of the Hearing.

What’s the catch?

POSITIVES of Arbitration:

Arbitration is quick, reliable and results in a Court Order.

So why do people still opt for the public Court system?

NEGATIVES of Arbitration:

  1. The parties bear the cost of appointing a judge for the day (arbitrator).
  2. It’s only for Property matters. They can’t make decisions about parenting matters.
  3. You need a solicitor willing to engage in the Arbitration process.

So why do people still opt for the public Court system? As far as we can tell, either
people are not aware of their options, or their solicitor isn’t willing to engage in the
Arbitration process.

Arbon Legal Group

If getting your family law matter finalised sooner so that you can move on with your
life, call Arbon Legal Group for a free 30 minute consultation to find out you options.

Susan Arbon
Susan Arbon
Susie is Principal/Director of Arbon Legal Group, with years of experience in the health industry, business and law. Her primary practice area is Family Law whereby she maintains a genuine desire to achieve the best outcome for clients in the shortest timeframe.
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