21 August 2020
Divorce in pandemic times: Arbitration as a potential answer
This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.
Closed or inaccessible courts during this pandemic prompted me to consider how we resolve matrimonial disputes generally, and, more specifically, how we can resolve them more effectively in these stressful and uncertain times.
Uncertainty creates anxiety, and when you couple the anxiety of unresolved matrimonial disputes with the unprecedented uncertainty of living in a COVID-19 world, not only do spouses suffer elevated stress, but their children experience it as well. Delay only exacerbates these variables.
The focus of this article is arbitration and its potential role in resolving disputes expeditiously and responsively to the expressed needs of parents, as well as the role of arbitration in the current climate where our court system is burdened by limitations and delays caused by the pandemic.
Learn more at our COVID-19 Resource Centre.