Arbitration is a tool to promote easier divorce, division of property and custody negotiations and hoped-for resolution. In arbitration, you and your family attorney will negotiate what you believe to be appropriate terms for you and your children. Arbitration allows you to discuss issues at length with your attorney without the need for going to court and the ensuing legal fight. Arbitration may be ordered by a judge if it looks like negotiations will be a long, drawn-out process, or it can be voluntarily pursued by both parties involved in the dispute. Houston arbitration cases are best managed by family law attorneys who specialize in family law.