In 1991, the Florida Legislature adopted a law requiring mandatory non-binding arbitration of certain types of disputes before filing the dispute in the courts. The objective of the program is to provide a just, speedy and inexpensive alternative to litigation in the courts. In arbitration, an attorney-arbitrator functions as a hearing officer or judge and issues a decision or verdict after hearing the evidence and testimony. If a party does not appeal the arbitration final order within 30 days from the date of the order, the final order becomes binding on the parties.
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Boyd McAdams, Director
Division of Florida Condominiums,
Timeshares, and Mobile Homes
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791