Before mediation, you should gather documents that will be helpful to your family law attorney and the family law mediator in preparing the financial portion of your case. Be prepared to provide any of the following documents in your possession, as well as any other documents your divorce attorney may request, including:
Prior to mediation, you also should prepare yourself by looking at your financial needs – ideally by preparing a rough budget so you can negotiate in an educated manner about issues such as spousal maintenance, child support, apportionment of children’s expenses, property settlement payouts, and the like. These are just a few of the many issues that may arise during your mediation session. Consult your counsel for more details about your particular case.