266 West Coleman Boulevard
Suite 205

Mt. Pleasant, SC. 29464

Telephone: (843) 769-0311

Facsimile:  (843) 769-7079

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Arbitration

 Arbitration is a process of adjudicating a case    without actually having a trial in Family Court.  Arbitration is usually a less formal process than  trial, and is often binding on the parties. An  arbitrator needs to be Certified Family Court  Mediator and Arbitrator. Unlike the mediator, the  arbitrator acts like a judge, making final decisions in  the case. There are advantages and disadvantages  to arbitration. Advantages include:

• Arbitration can be scheduled whenever it is convenient. The parties do not have to wait to get court time.
• Arbitration is often less formal than trial, and often takes far less time.
• Arbitrated decisions are usually not appealable.
• You can choose your arbitrator.

Disadvantages include:

• The parties have to pay for the arbitrator when they would not have to pay a judge.
• The arbitrator’s decision is usually final, meaning that the parties lose their right to appeal the arbitrator’s decision.


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Family Law

We are a Family Law firm, meaning we help clients with divorces, custody disputes, support matters, and other cases in Family Court. Our cases are mostly in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties, but we also have cases in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and other counties.

Collaborative Law

Both Natalie Parker Bluestein and Jane Nussbaum Douglas are certified to practice Collaborative Law. If you and your estranged spouse have talked about trying to handle your case amicably, Collaborative Law may be what you are looking for. We maintain a list of other attorneys in the area who are certified in Collaborative Law for you to give to your spouse after you have met with us, so that the case can proceed collaboratively. You can find out more about collaborative law by clicking here.

Mediation

Natalie Parker Bluestein is a Certified Family Court Mediator. She mediates cases for unrepresented litigants and for litigants who are represented by other counsel. Most of the contested cases we have go to mediation with a certified Family Court Mediator. You can find out more about mediation by clicking here.

Contact Us

You will find a link here to information about contacting us to schedule an Initial Consultation. If you wish to retain one of our attorneys, you will first need to schedule an Initial Consultation.