Mediation has become very common in trying to resolve domestic relations disputes (divorce, child custody, visitation), and is often ordered by the judge in the Family Court. A mediator is a skilled independent facilitator that intervenes between parties or in a dispute in order to bring about agreement and resolution.


Co-Mediation is the harmonious working of complimentary mediators who offer a diversity of skills, experience, and personality. There may be situations where co-mediation may be more helpful then using one mediator.

Guardian Ad Litem:

A guardian is appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of minor children or incompetent adults in legal actions. In South Carolina, a Guardian ad Litem is most likely appointed in the Family Court when there is high conflict between the parties.

Visitation Supervision/Therapeutic Supervision:

Supervised visitation allows parents in high conflict or high risk situations access to their children in a safe and supervised environment. The noncustodial parent has access to the child only when supervised by the designated adult.
Supervision can also be therapeutic. This entails a higher skill set as the parent may need active guidance and re-direction.

Home Studies:

The psycho-social Home Study can be a tool used in both Family and Criminal cases to give the Judge a clearer picture of a person’s family, home, resources, and support network. This is an in-depth report that requires home visits and interviewing many people.