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President’s Guidance: Children Arbitration in The Family Court

On 26 July 2018 President’s Guidance: Children Arbitration in The Family Court was published.

The Guidance concerns "the interface between the Family Court and Arbitrations conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA96) where the parties to a post-relationship breakdown private law dispute relating to the welfare of a child or children in respect of whom either or both of them have parental responsibility or are otherwise concerned have agreed to submit the issues in dispute for decision by an arbitrator whose decision is to be binding upon them."

The Guidance is primarily directed towards disputes as to child arrangements including

• where the child lives,
• contact,
• division and allocation of holidays,
• education,
• religious upbringing,
• medical treatment for non-life threatening or life changing conditions and
• other issues as to the exercise or limitation of parental responsibility of either of the parties.

For the Guidance click here