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What is Mediation?

When is Mediation Appropriate?

What Does Mediation

Is a Mediated Settlement Binding?

Who Are the Mediators at the Mediation Center, Inc.?

What is Arbitration?

Do you also need an Attorney?

Do you also Need an Attorney?

In family matters, mediation is an alternative to litigation. However, for a mediated settlement to be successful, parties need to know what the probable outcome of litigation would be. Since mediators do not give specific legal advice, having a lawyer's advice is important in making informed decisions during mediation.

In civil matters, attorneys are actively involved in the mediation when a lawsuit is pending. If the parties choose to mediate before hiring attorneys, any agreement has the binding effect of a contract, or an attorney can be employed to have the court approve the agreement and enter it as a judgement.


   The Mediation Center Inc.

     6 Brookside Circle
     Greenville, South Carolina 29609
     Telephone 864 / 271-4100
     Fax 864 / 271-4111
The Mediation Center, Inc. is owned and operated by Jim Sarratt and Bill Clarke. Please send questions or comments to or Web site created and
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