(1) With the consent of all of the parties to the proceedings, a court exercising jurisdiction in:
(a) Part VIII proceedings; or
(b) Part VIIIAB proceedings (other than proceedings relating to a Part VIIIAB financial agreement);
may make an order referring the proceedings, or any part of them, or any matter arising in them, to an arbitrator for arbitration.
(2) If the court makes an order under subsection (1), it may, if necessary, adjourn the proceedings and may make any additional orders as it thinks appropriate to facilitate the effective conduct of the arbitration.