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3 Process Options for Arbitration

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We offer three process options for arbitration. Each process is conducted by an arbitrator with an extensive background in family law so you can be assured your outcome will be legally binding. The hearing is held in an informal setting at our office. As such, there is no need to book court dates or adhere to the formal court process which may take weeks or even months. Plus, you are guaranteed an enforceable resolution at the end of the process.

Expedited 
Hearing

Issues to be determined – must be agreed upon by both parties
Exchange arguments
Please note this list is not extensive. Please contact our office if you would like to learn more about what issues can be resolved in the Expedited Hearing.
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Process:
  1. Written evidence only
  2. Parties do not have attend in-person
  3. Both parties will submit a 5-page sworn statement and 20 pages of evidence to state their argument to the arbitrator
  4. Each party will then have the opportunity to write and submit a rebuttal to the other party’s argument
  5. All written statements and arguments will be read by the arbitrator
  6. The Arbitrator will issue a binding written decision and consent order within 5 business days of the hearing
When to use this service:
The expedited hearing is appropriate for single issue and time sensitive matters such as:
Interim parenting;
Vacation and holiday time with regards to parenting time;
Travel authorizations;
Children’s health care providers such as doctors, dentists or psychologists;
Section 7 expenses.
Children’s schooling, religion and social activities; and

Abbreviated Hearing

Exchange disclosure
Questioning
Response to undertakings
Questioning on undertakings
Expert reports
Rebuttal expert reports
Please note this list is not extensive. Please contact our office if you would like to learn more about what issues can be resolved in the Abbreviated Hearing.
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Process:
  1. Written and oral evidence
  2. Both parties will submit an 8-page sworn statement and 30 pages of evidence to state their argument to the arbitrator
  3. Parties will attend our office to give oral evidence
  4. Can be booked as a 1 hour, ½ day or full day hearing
  5. Lawyers are not required but parties do have the option to attend with legal counsel
  6. The Arbitrator will issue a binding written decision and consent order within 10 business days of the hearing
When to use this service:
The abbreviated hearing is appropriate for multi-issue matters such as:
Developing parenting plans;
Custody and access;
Support matters;
Mobility applications for a parent moving out of Alberta; and
Division of property or property exemptions.
Pricing:
$1,500
1-hour
$4,500
1/2 day (Up to 4 hours)

Full Abbreviation  Hearing

Exchange disclosure
Questioning
Response to undertakings
Questioning on undertakings
Expert reports
Rebuttal expert reports
Please contact our office if you would like to learn more about what issues can be resolved in the Full Abbreviated Hearing.
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Process:
  1. Written and oral evidence
  2. Both parties will submit an 10-page sworn statement and 40 pages of evidence to state their argument to the arbitrator
  3. Parties will attend our office to give oral evidence
  4. Can be booked as a ½ day or full day hearing
  5. Lawyers are not required but parties do have the option to attend with legal counsel
  6. The arbitrator will issue a binding written decision within ___ days of the hearing
When to use this service:
This process is a full arbitration hearing and is appropriate for multi-issue, in-depth matters.  

Please contact our office if you would like to learn more about what issues can be resolved in the regular hearing.
Pricing:
$4,500
1/2 day (Up to 4 hours)
Full Day
Hourly rate x time spent in the hearing and writing the decision

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