Interim, Temporary & Final Hearing Arbitration


Arbitration Hearings

There are a number of hearings that can be heard via arbitration – interim hearing, temporary hearing, and final hearing. At Hobson & Hobson, we provide arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution option. There are many benefits to doing arbitration versus going to court. Two of which are both the saving of time and money. To learn more about the different types of hearings we offer, keep reading.


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Interim Hearing:

A proceeding very early in the legal process to provide quick relief.  It addresses basic issues such as parenting time, child support, use of property, and the many other pressing situations that parties may face.  It provides an outline on how the parties will conduct themselves.  The evidence is limited and the outcome may be changed at a later date by a Court Order.  It is very similar to an emergency order providing short-term relief.

Temporary Hearing:

A proceeding to provide an enforceable order to address domestic law issues while your case is pending and working through the legal system. It can set parenting time, child support, use of property, etc Similar to a court hearing, both sides are allowed to present testimony and evidence to the arbitrator in support of their claims.  The outcome remains in effect unless changed by a final arbitration or court hearing.  

Final Hearing:

Final hearings typically consist of a preliminary hearing and a final hearing.  During the preliminary hearing, the arbitrator will determine if an additional status conference is needed.  

Final Hearing:  A proceeding most similar to a Court hearing.  The first stage is a Preliminary Hearing where the Arbitrator will receive an overview and outline of the issues, evidence, and witnesses. The Arbitrator will then schedule the hearing in a streamlined and efficient process.  At the Final Hearing, both sides present evidence, call witnesses and present their request to the Arbitrator.  The Arbitrator will make the final award and address all the domestic law issues of the parties.