Uniform Family Arbitration Act: Expanding Avenues of Dispute Resolution
October 18, 2023 -- 12:00 PM CT
The Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA) provides a tailored statutory structure for the arbitration of family law disputes. Arbitration is a voluntary method of alternative dispute resolution in which the parties choose a neutral third party to resolve their disputed issue. Although arbitration has been used for decades to resolve commercial disputes, arbitration of family law issues, such as property, support, and child-related disputes, has more recently gained traction. The UFLAA draws on the widely enacted Uniform Arbitration Act and Revised Uniform Arbitration Act but includes special standards for the arbitration of child custody and support, protections for victims of domestic violence, and more.