Family Arbitration / Medarb
Medarb is where separating or divorcing couples start mediation with a Family Mediator.
If they cannot reach decisions on everything in a mediation then a Family Arbitrator would arbitrate on any outstanding issue(s).
This process guarantees an outcome even if no proposals have been reached.
Medarb is available in England and Wales for financial matters and for children matters too.
If you both decide to use this option you will meet with the potential arbitrator before Family Mediation starts or later in the process if you reach an impasse.