Upstate Mediation Center Celebrates National Conflict Resolution Day

The Upstate Mediation Center celebrated National Conflict Resolution Day on October 15th by holding a reception to honor its volunteer mediators. At this years’ event, UMC Volunteer John Creech was awarded for conductingthe most mediations in 2015. Other volunteers honored at the reception include: Leah Parisi, Dave Messina, Bernie Ferrone, Don Vandersloot, Herb Burnham, Robert […]

Pro Se Litigants in Family Court Mediations Appearing For or Representing Oneself

An increasing number of couples in South Carolina are filing “pro se” divorces each year. A pro se divorce is when a husband and wife for financial, privacy or other reasons have agreed to resolve the issues related to the dissolution of their marriage, such as custody, visitation, support, property division, etc., without hiring attorneys. […]

UMC Lunch and Learn Program Features Judge Barry Knobel

Upstate Mediation Center welcomed former Family Court Judge Barry Knobelas the presenter for the June 19th UMC Lunch & Learn program. Over 35 UMC volunteers and interested individuals attended Judge Knobel’s presentation on “The Ultimate Oxymoron: Managing Emotions in Family Court Mediations.”Judge Knobel’s extensive experience from practicing Family Law in South Carolina for over 40 years led […]

Bernie Ferrone Honored by Upstate Mediation Center

Greenville, SC – At the 15th Anniversary celebration of the Upstate Mediation Center, Bernie Ferrone was honored for mediating the highest number of Family Court mediations. This was the second year he has received this distinction. The celebration was held in conjunction with National Mediation Week in October. During his twenty year real estate career, […]