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The New UFLAA: Providing Needed Standards for Efficiency and Fairness

39 Family Advocate, No. 4, Spring 2017, at 38

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 17-11

25 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2017  

Barbara Ann Atwood

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Date Written: June 20, 2017

Abstract

This short essay discusses the new Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act, a statutory framework approved by the Uniform Law Commission in 2016 to guide the growing use of contractual arbitration to resolve family law disputes. The essay highlights the main provisions of the UFLAA and explains how the drafters had to take account of the potential impact of the Federal Arbitration Act as well as the parens patriae obligation of the states. The author served as chair of the UFLAA Drafting Committee. The full text of the UFLAA is included at the end of the essay; the full text with commentary is available on the Uniform Law Commission website.

Keywords: Arbitration, Family Law, Child Custody, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure

Suggested Citation

Atwood, Barbara Ann, The New UFLAA: Providing Needed Standards for Efficiency and Fairness (June 20, 2017). 39 Family Advocate, No. 4, Spring 2017, at 38; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 17-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2990577

Barbara Atwood (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States

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