Family Arbitration at Cohen Highley LLP

About Family Arbitration

Cohen Highley offers Family Arbitration because we are invested in limiting the time, expense, and frustration that often accompanies a divorce, separation, or other family law conflict. Arbitration is a private form of binding adjudication that resembles the court process. It is a good option for separating couples who prefer to choose their adjudicator, and value the confidentiality of a private arbitration rather than the traditional court litigation process.

This legal proceeding takes place outside of a courtroom. The Arbitrator acts like a judge, remaining impartial, and allows each party the opportunity to present their position.

What An Arbitrator Can Decide

  • Property Division
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Parenting time
  • Decision-making authority for children

Why Choose Arbitration?

  • Scheduling Flexibility – appointments are scheduled for mutually agreeable times
  • Cost Effectiveness – the cost of taking a legal dispute to court is exponentially more, than the cost of Arbitration
  • It is timesaving – while the timeframe depends on the specifics of the case, Arbitration is generally much shorter than accessing the courts- currently it is taking a full year just to be scheduled for a court date
  • Shared Control – both parties decide on the Arbitrator, and the date and location of the hearing
  • Confidentiality – testimony, documents, and evidence are not made public; while decisions made in court are generally public record

Affiliations And Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario [LSO]
  • Middlesex Law Association [MLA]
  • Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario [FDRIO]
  • Ontario Association of Family Mediation [OAFM]
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution of Ontario [ADRIO]

Our legal team is accessible, innovative, and professional.

We hold ourselves accountable for the quality of our work on every file and for every client. We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients, while acting fairly, firmly and with integrity. We will innovate and adapt to enable us to achieve practical and effective legal solutions.





    We hold ourselves accountable for the quality of our work on every file and for every client. We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients, while acting fairly, firmly and with integrity. We will innovate and adapt to enable us to achieve practical and effective legal solutions.

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