Family Law Arbitration Awards Update

  • May 02, 2016

Supreme Court Family Rule 2-1.2 provides that an arbitration award in a family law proceeding may be filed in the court registry and s. 29 of the Arbitration Act, provides that an arbitration award may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment or order of the Court.

Arbitration awards in family cases are often lengthy. In view of that, Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson suggests that the court and parties would be well served if family arbitrators adopt a practice of including as part of their award, a summary of the award in a form akin to an order which can readily be filed in the registry.