Divorce can be complicated, which is why many spouses choose mediation instead. If you are ready to have your divorce mediated, you should prepare yourself to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Bergen County divorce attorneys to learn more about how to prepare for mediation.
What documents do I need to prepare for divorce mediation?
Before you enter your mediation session, you should ensure that you have gathered and completed various documents. Ensuring these documents are in order will also allow for you to account for all assets you wish to keep, and our firm can then use this list of assets you wish to keep in your mediation session when compromising with your spouse. Some of the documentation you may need are as follows:
- Financial Documents: This includes checking account statements, credit card statements, retirement accounts, and any other financial document that may be of relevance.
- Property and Asset Ownership Documents: These include various deeds and paperwork regarding properties and assets you own. Additionally, if you have insurance coverage for vehicles, jewelry, antiques, art, or anything else of value, you should consider bringing this as well.
- Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements: You specifically created these agreements for this moment, which is why if you are now getting divorced, you must bring any marital agreement you created to the table.
Things to Consider Before Your Mediation Session
If you and your spouse believe that you are ready to have your divorce mediated, as you are of the understanding that the two of you are willing to compromise, you should first ensure that you have considered all potential aspects of your mediation session. Various aspects of your life are in the balance here, which is why you will, for example, have to consider whether the mediation agreement you seek is in your child’s best interest. Additionally, you should consider and list every possession that has value to you and bring that list to the negotiating table. You may not get all of these items, but you should at least ask. Additionally, your agreement should allow for both you and your spouse to live happy, healthy lives. The point of mediation is to compromise. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give our firm a call today.
Contact our experienced Bergen County firm
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.