Arbitration is a process through which your divorce and related family law issues are resolved by a neutral arbitrator, who serves in the role of a judge. Arbitration can be quicker and significantly cheaper than mediation or litigation. It is a good option in cases where mediation is not appropriate or realistic, but the parties do not want to spend significant sums of money fighting in court. Arbitration also has the benefit of being private (no public court appearances), and it can be scheduled at the convenience of the parties. The decision of the arbitrator is final and cannot be appealed except in very rare circumstances.