Greenville County Mediation Lawyer

Mediation Services in Laurens & Spartanburg, SC

Many couples going through divorce seek a better way to resolve their differences than through adversarial court battles. Fighting it out in court is time-consuming, expensive, and stressful. It can take an emotional toll on everyone, including children. Mediation has come to be a popular form of voluntary and private dispute resolution outside the courtroom in divorce cases. In many South Carolina counties, including Greenville, mediation has become a court requirement before final divorce hearings are held. 

If you are seeking mediation or need to learn more about it, you can turn to the Law Office of Rhett Burney. Rhett is a Certified Mediator who can help you peacefully resolve your disputes with your spouse over issues such as alimony, child custody and visitation, the division of marital property and debt, and any other disagreements that are creating a barrier to finalizing your divorce. With decades of experience and countless cases resolved to his credit, Rhett has the skills you need for this important process.

You can speak with Rhett in a confidential consultation about your case. Contact the Law Office of Rhett Burney at (864) 523-2032 to make arrangements. 

How Does Mediation Work?

Mediation involves a neutral third party, the mediator, who works with you and your spouse through negotiation to resolve contested issues. The process is an informal one in which the mediator uses his or her training and skills to foster constructive communication about the issues and ways in which both sides can come together to form an acceptable agreement. 

Even though you may be required to go through mediation by the court, you are never forced into any agreements you are not comfortable with. Agreements are voluntary and, at no time, are any of your rights waived. If the mediation process fails to bring about resolution, your case will proceed to court.

Generally, both parties sign an agreement to mediate which makes the process confidential and lays out other terms, such as the provision of necessary records or documents, and other legal matters. Once started, the mediator’s job is to facilitate discussion, focusing on helping the parties find common ground and helping the parties plan for the future. Mediators do not give legal advice or make decisions. 

Mediators may find it beneficial to have the parties bring in other professionals for certain questions or matters. These can include accountants, appraisers, or child therapists who can provide vital information that can shed light on how to optimally resolve the matter. 

The benefits of mediation are numerous:

  • It is private and confidential
  • It is done on your schedule as opposed to a court’s
  • It fosters better communication between the parties
  • It leaves crucial arrangements and decisions up to the parties as opposed to a judge
  • Where a settlement is reached, it saves time, money, and unnecessary stress

Learn more about mediation by discussing your case with our Greenville County mediation attorney today. 

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