If an attorney in this firm is your child's Guardian ad Litem:
If M. Brooks Moss has been appointed as Guardian ad Litem in your case, please contact the office to schedule your appointment and make payment arrangements per the Court Order. Remember that our office does not receive paperwork relating to the appointment immediately after the case is heard. A short period of time may pass prior to the office receiving your information.
You will be provided questionnaires by mail or email to bring to your first appointment, once we receive your contact information. If you would like the questionnaires emailed to you, please provide an email address when you call to schedule your appointment.
Only the parties may attend the initial appointment. No other individuals may take part in the initial meeting, including the children involved in the case. The initial appointment is scheduled for one hour. Please ensure that your paperwork is completed and that the contact information for other individuals you wish to be contacted is complete.
If you want your paperwork emailed to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request for the Guardian package.
The Court Order will outline the Guardian ad Litem rates and initial retainer. You may pay the initial retainer via the LawPay link on the Home Page or at your first appointment. Accounting statements will be sent to you via email or mail. Additional payments may also be made via the LawPay link, in person, or by clicking the link above.
If Ms. Moss is your Mediator:
If M. Brooks Moss has been appointed or selected as the mediator in your case, your attorney will schedule the date and time of mediation. If you do not have an attorney, the opposing attorney in the case will schedule and notify you. If no party has an attorney, please contact the office via email, including your contact information and the Order of Appointment of Mediator. Remember that our office does not receive paperwork relating to the appointment immediately after the case is heard. A short period of time may pass prior to the office receiving your information.
Only the parties may attend meditation. No other individuals may take part in the mediation process, including any children that may be involved in the case. If you require an interpreter, the interpreter may participate in mediation. The interpreter must be a South Carolina Court Certified Interpreter.
Mediation is typically scheduled for a minimum of three (3) hours and up to eight (8) hours per day. Some cases, though rare, may be scheduled for more than one (1) day. Please be prepared to pay for a minimum of four (4) hours of the mediator's time. The mediator must spend time prior to the mediation reviewing the documents and issues of the case. Additionally, after the mediation concludes, the mediator must provide a written report to the Court. The rates of the mediator vary based upon the complexity of the case and the Order of the Court.
You will be required to sign a contract that outlines the rules of mediation, which includes the confidentiality and payment terms.
You may pay the mediator fees via the LawPay link on the Home Page prior to mediation, by clicking the link above or at the conclusion of mediation.
M. Brooks Moss, PA serves as a Guardian ad Litem, to protect the interests of minor children.
As a Guardian ad Litem, the practice works to protect the interests of minor children in all Family Court proceedings and to protect vulnerable adults in Probate Court proceedings.
M. Brooks Moss is a certified Family Court Mediator and conducts mediation to assist individuals with resolving their legal issues through compromise.
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