If counsel assess that a file would benefit from the certainty of a decided outcome, I can act as an Arbitrator on the file. This can be on a specific issue such as Christmas access or imputation of income, or on a threshold issue such as spousal support entitlement or dates of cohabitation. Or it can be in relation to all of the outstanding issues. Typically it will involve mediation first to attempt to resolve at least some of the outstanding issues.
With the assistance of counsel, a process can normally be crafted which seeks the most expeditious and effective resolution. Sometimes evidence is received through oral testimony, and sometimes through affidavits, or a combination of the two. There may be time limits set for examination and cross-examination to assist in the expediting of the process.
I can quote an hourly rate or a flat fee for the arbitration. I can commit to the provision of the written decision within a fixed time frame.