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2554.  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, in
any case in which the parties do not agree in writing to a voluntary
division of the community estate of the parties, the issue of the
character, the value, and the division of the community estate may be
submitted by the court to arbitration for resolution pursuant to
Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 1141.10) of Title 3 of Part 3 of
the Code of Civil Procedure, if the total value of the community and
quasi-community property in controversy in the opinion of the court
does not exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). The decision of the
court regarding the value of the community and quasi-community
property for purposes of this section is not appealable.
   (b) The court may submit the matter to arbitration at any time it
believes the parties are unable to agree upon a division of the
property.
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