- Practice Areas
- Community & Pro Bono
Rather than a Family and Probate Court judge, Doris Tennant as arbitrator decides the issues in a divorce case by hearing the parties’ testimony and reading their documents. Arbitration differs from mediation in that the arbitrator renders a decision, whereas a mediator guides the parties to reach a decision. Arbitration is less formal and more efficient than a court trial, and arbitrators often decide matters and issue their opinions within 30 days.