How Should I Prepare for Mediation?

As you anticipate the mediation process, you and your attorney have some documents to prepare. This will allow your mediator to better serve you, while also making the mediation process more efficient.

Your mediator will expect to receive the pre-mediation memorandum and supporting materials at least 48 hours in advance. This should consist of the following documents and information:

  • A summary of the issues to be resolved;
  • The background of the case and the parties (age, employment, etc.) with copies of any relevant court orders, documents or pleadings that may help in mediation;
  • A “Financial Declaration” if the case involves child support, spousal maintenance, or a request for an award of attorney’s fees;you can follow Bellevue Personal Injury Attorney .
  • Copies of relevant financial documents (e.g., tax returns, pay stubs, 401(K) statements);
  • A summary or table of assets and liabilities that includes a proposed distribution or division of the same;
  • A proposed “Parenting Plan” if children are involved;
  • Any other relevant documents to assist in resolving issues (an example might be a real estate appraisal if the value of the property is an issue).