The International Family Law Arbitration Scheme
Resolving forum disputes in family law cases with an arbitrator from a neutral country.
What we do
International families have connections with two or more countries around the world. When there are relationship difficulties and it is necessary to engage in court proceedings, a dispute can arise as to which country’s courts or legal system should handle it. Too often, people find themselves involved in a long and expensive preliminary dispute about this issue.
The International Family Law Arbitration Scheme provides a sensible, quick and fair way to determine where family law proceedings should occur. By agreement, the arbitrator can determine the country with which the former couple have the closest connection. The family law dispute can then be resolved under the laws of that country.
Unlike disputes in the courts in many countries, arbitration is entirely confidential and so it is a way in which people can maintain privacy about their marital or relationship difficulties.