This paper will examine the path of arbitration in the area of family law, when it began, and how it has grown since 1990. It will discuss the division between the states that currently utilize arbitration for family law issues as well as the scope of judicial review. The paper will then discuss the history leading to, and the enactment of, the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act. Next, it addresses Nevada’s legislative history, when arbitration of family law matters was considered, and consequently what a Nevada Family Law Arbitration Act would potentially look like. Finally, it will include a view from the family court judges in the Eighth Judicial District Court and an analysis of the likelihood that arbitration will become a reality in Nevada.
Audrey J. Beeson,
Arbitration. A Promising Avenue for Resolving Family Law Cases?,
18 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/drlj/vol18/iss2/2