WHAT WE DO:
The Upstate Mediation Center (UMC) is a community based non-profit organization providing high-quality, affordable mediation services to individuals, families, and businesses in conflict in the Upstate of South Carolina. Since its creation in 1999, the UMC has provided mediation services in hundreds of conflicts each year. Mediation may be mandated, requested by either party in a dispute, or referred by professionals or individuals in the community.
The UMC offers mediation services for:
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a private, confidential decision-making process in which an impartial facilitator, the mediator, assists disputing parties in structured negotiation. It is non-adversarial. All decisions are made by the parties themselves. If no decision is reached, the parties are free to go to court.
BENEFITS OF MEDIATION:
There are many benefits to mediation:
Every time a dispute is peacefully resolved, everyone benefits. Relationships are improved, and communities are strengthened.