Yes. There are two court rules which specifically address the arbitration of family law cases: Family Court Rule 5:1-4 (discusses the arbitration track, and the agreement or consent order to arbitrate for cases already in court) & R. 5:1-5 (discusses the arbitration process). Rule 4:21A addresses arbitration generally.
There is a specific arbitration track in family court, which permits a case in litigation to be sent to arbitration by consent for a one-year period. This lessens the pressure of the court’s timelines.
There are certain issues which cannot be arbitrated, including entry of a final judgment of divorce and domestic violence.
Certain things need to happen before the case is sent to the arbitration track: the arbitration questionnaire must first be signed (see Appendix XXIX-A of the Court Rules); then an agreement or consent order to arbitrate must be signed. There are certain requirements for agreements and consent orders. Sample agreements to arbitrate and consent orders are provided by the courts. See Appendix XXIX-B and C.