COMPASSION. COMMUNICATION. COLLABORATION. RESULTS.
Mediation is an informal alternative to litigating disputes. A neutral third party, the mediator, helps the parties to the dispute negotiate to come to a mutually beneficial settlement. The mediator does not make a decision for the parties, and not all mediations end in a settlement agreement.
As a mediator, Rachel aims to improve access to justice, foster communication, and help parties reconcile their differences to reach win-win solutions. Her process includes carefully listening to clients; giving an honest, objective case evaluation in a compassionate manner; and helping parties brainstorm to expand the number of potential solutions they have to work with.
Rachel is a South Carolina certified circuit court mediator and is eligible for court-appointed mediations. She can cover anything related to pre-suit mediation, court-mandated mediation, voluntary mediation services, and low-cost or free mediation services for qualified parties.
In South Carolina, many types of cases are required to go through mediation before a trial date can be set.
Mediation is often more cost-effective than litigation and allows the parties more control over the outcome than they would otherwise have at trial.