Family law arbitration is similar to mediation. However, if the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the arbitrator will make a decision, which can be binding, depending on the arbitration terms agreed to preliminarily. The arbitration is conducted outside of court, and the parties have more control over the process.
Unfortunately, despite the benefits, you cannot force your spouse into the arbitration process. The process begins once both parties agree to take their case out of the court system and into arbitration.