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Divorce Mediation:
The Easier Way to Divorce in Charleston, SC

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With Mediation, Your Divorce Can Be ...


$3,500 Total Cost for a Charleston Divorce Mediation. No additional attorney's fees for you or your spouse.


Done in One Day. Don't waste a year to get it done.


Out of Court Settlement for Everything. Mediation Conference done by a Family Court Mediator certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

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What Is A Divorce Mediation?

Divorce has never been simpler.

A certified Charleston family court mediator will help you and your spouse negotiate an out of court settlement for your divorce.

It’s as easy as 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .

  1. Answer some questions about what you want from your divorce.
  2. Participate in a one-day, out of court settlement conference with a mediator.
  3. Negotiate the settlement terms for your divorce.

It only takes one day to get it done.

And, you don’t have to hire a divorce lawyer to do it!

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Not Sure Where To Start? Talk To Us.

FREE 30-minute consultations are available every weekday from 9am to 5pm ET.

What Happens In A Charleston Divorce Mediation Conference?

One-on-One Discussion. In your mediation conference, your mediator will meet separately with you. You will never have to be in the same room with your spouse.

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Confidential. You will be able to speak freely – everything will be kept strictly confidential between the mediator and you.

Better for Your Children. You know what is best for your children. You will negotiate a child custody agreement that is in their best interests. Your children will not be put in the middle of a major child custody fight. By negotiating a child custody settlement, you will also avoid having to pay for an expensive child custody evaluation by a guardian ad litem.

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No Attorney Required. You do not have to hire a divorce lawyer to represent you in a mediation conference. While you can hire an attorney, most people choose to do it themselves and avoid the significant expense of a Charleston divorce attorney.

Settle Everything. Your divorce mediator will listen closely as you tell him what is in dispute – child custody, child support, adultery, alimony, property division, marital debts, and anything else that is of concern to you.

Simple Negotiations. Your mediator will go back and forth as a neutral party between you and your spouse. In the process, he will help you negotiate the terms of your divorce settlement. Your Charleston mediator will not act as a divorce lawyer for you or your spouse during the mediation conference.

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You Control The Outcome. In your mediation conference, you will determine the outcome of your divorce. You will not be required to reach a settlement. If you like your spouse’s offer, you can accept the offer and stop the fighting. However, if you do not like your spouse’s settlement offer, you can walk away and ask a Family Court Judge to decide your divorce case.

Written Settlement Agreement. At the end of your successful divorce mediation conference, your mediator will give you a written statement of your divorce settlement agreement.

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Is it Better To Hire A Divorce Mediator Or A Divorce Lawyer?

How much does it cost?

Fixed Price

The Total Cost of a Charleston divorce mediation is $3,500 split between the parties.

  • The parties will decide how much of the $3,500 each of them will pay.
  • Not $1 more than the $3,500.
  • No monthly bills or financial surprises
  • No charges for attorney fees

Unlimited Cost

The Total Cost of a Charleston divorce lawyer can exceed $20,000 for EACH party.

Each party will pay:

  • $300-$500 per hour for attorney fees
  • $5,000-$10,000 for an attorney retainer paid in advance to start the case
  • Monthly bills of thousands of dollars
  • Financial surprises with additional bills
How quickly can you finish your case?

1 to 3 months for most cases.

6 to 12 months for most cases.

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What is it like?

Divorce with Dignity

Divorce with Conflict

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What divorce issues can be resolved?


Including child custody, child visitation, child support, alimony, who stays in the marital home, property division, military retirement, adultery, and all other divorce issues


The same issues as Divorce Mediation.

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Is a child custody evaluation required?


Avoid the hassle and cost of a child custody evaluation.


A child custody evaluation may take months and cost $2,500 to $10,000.

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Who controls the final outcome?

You will decide what is best for you and your children.

You will have little control over the outcome.

Attorneys will fight in court, and a Judge will decide what you will get.

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How many court appearances and office meetings will there be?



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Where does it happen?

Mediator’s Conference Room or Zoom Video (do it from your home).

Lawyer’s Office and Courtroom.

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Is Mediation required before a divorce trial can be scheduled?


A mediation conference must be done in all divorce cases before a trial can be scheduled.


If you hire a Charleston divorce lawyer, you will still have to do a mediation conference before you can schedule a trial.

Choose To Mediate Instead of Litigate

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Divorce mediation is the right choice for you if:

  • You want to know exactly how much it will cost.
  • You want to avoid paying thousands of dollars to a Charleston divorce lawyer.
  • You want less stress.
  • You want control over the outcome.
  • You want to get divorced quicker.
  • You want an experienced Charleston divorce attorney to prepare a written settlement agreement that a Family Court Judge will accept.

Put Your Divorce In Good Hands

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Offices Conveniently Located in
Charleston, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant

You can choose where your mediation takes place.

People Love Working With Us

He gave me the best advice for the questions i was asking! he spent time with me and i am now calmer and i feel more comfortable about the decisions i have to make now.

— Teresa Kennedy

Very professional and knowledgeable about the law. They put my mind at ease. Divorce is not easy and they will work with you for the easiest solution.

— Trish Smith

Thank you for speaking with me today. You took the time to explain different options and recommend how to go about getting what we needed. You were very thorough and helpful. I sincerely appreciate your responsiveness, and the level of attention I received surpassed my expectations. You answered my phone calls and emails very promptly which is a testament to how much you care about your clients.

— Penny B