Mediation is a mandatory part of most litigation cases in South Carolina when the parties are unable to reach an agreement on their own. Whether you need representation at mediation or you are looking for an attorney to act as the mediator for your case, at Sodoma Law York our attorneys are experienced in handling mediation for a variety of issues. Our mediators work with parties to help facilitate communication and, ultimately, achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved.
Mediation is a process for resolving disputes using a neutral third-party to help those on both sides of a legal case negotiate an agreement in a confidential and private setting, which is much less formal than a court proceeding. Mediation allows for the parties to be directly involved in the process and can often help reduce the overall cost of litigation by assisting the parties in reaching a resolution earlier in the case before a final trial on the pending issues. Besides potentially saving the parties in terms of cost, mediation allows the parties the opportunity to work together to get to the heart of the issues and avoid putting the final decisions for their case and legal issues in the hands of one person (the judge), with whom neither party may agree as to the ultimate ruling.
A mediator does not make any decisions, does not represent either side in their legal positions, and is unbiased towards either party. The ultimate decision-making during mediation is entirely up to each of the parties.
When choosing a mediator, it is important select someone with experience on both sides of the type of case that is in dispute. An experienced and knowledgeable mediator can help both parties see the strengths and weaknesses of their position, as well as the benefits of maintaining control over the result of the case.
All of this can be accomplished by using a highly trained neutral mediator. If you are seeking a mediator for a legal dispute, contact our offices today by calling 803.366.0001, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out our form.