Mediation Preparation Guide
Family and Divorce Case
The following list includes issues commonly discussed in family and divorce mediation. Bringing applicable information to the mediation will increase the productivity of your mediation session.
Property (Real Estate): Include your assessment of property value, purchase price, and the amount currently owed.
Personal Property (vehicles, household belongings, etc.): If possible bring list of possessions along with some idea of items you want and do not wish to keep.
Debts: Include approximate amount owed on each debt.
Accounts: Bring value of life insurance policies, retirement accounts, bank accounts, and investment accounts.
Decision Making for Minor Children (custody): Discussion
will include how important decisions such as health, educational, and
religious decisions for the child/children will be made.
Parenting Plan (visitation): Come with ideas for schedules for each parent to care for the child/children. Consider possible separate schedules for holidays and summer breaks.
Child Support: Since child support is generally based on factors like income of both parents, cost of insurance for the child, childcare costs, as well as number of days the child is in each parents' home, come prepared to discuss these issues.
Other Child Related Issues: Information
pertaining to who will be providing insurance for child, how payment of
the child’s uncovered medical/dental will be handled, which parent will
claim child on taxes, and how to pay for school and other activities.