Anne Marie Jackson Earns Certification in Family Law Arbitration

Feldman Jackson is very pleased to announce that Anne Marie Jackson has completed the certification to arbitrate in family law cases. The certification program just completed is offered by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a professional organization of over 1,500 family lawyers, located in every one of the 50 states. Members must pass rigorous testing and peer review to join.

Especially today, with so many courts across the country closed or dealing with large backlogs of cases, clients and their lawyers may be best served through an alternative dispute resolution process such as arbitration. Arbitration can be binding or nonbinding and may be conducted before a panel or a single arbitrator.

Arbitration was first used in the US in labor and commercial law, but the use of arbitration in matrimonial cases has been steadily increasing. It is well-suited, not only to divorce cases, but also to matrimonial appellate review and modifiability of spousal support. An arbitration can follow the formal rules and procedures used in litigation or, if both sides agree, the rules can be modified to fit the case.

Advantages include:

  • The process is private as compared to the courthouse.
  • The parties can choose an arbitrator with knowledge and skills appropriate to the issues in the particular case.
  • The process provides a more convenient and reliable timetable.
  • Arbitrators may craft a decision that is more suited to a case than a judge might.

This new certification offers one more way that Feldman Jackson can serve your needs. Contact us at or at 301.715.8110 to discuss the options and benefits arbitration might suit your case.