When you are in the process of mediation, one of the most important things you can do to set yourself up for success is to be organized. This means having all of your documents compiled and ready to go when you need them.
The Documents You Need for Mediation
There are a few different types of documents you will need to have on hand for mediation. The first is any documentation related to the case itself. This can include things like court documents, police reports, insurance information, and more. Having all these documents in one place is important so you can easily access them when needed.
The second type of document you will need is any documentation related to your finances. This can include things like bank statements, tax returns, pay stubs, and more. This information is important because it will help to determine the financial settlement in the case.
The third type of document you need is any documentation related to your assets. This can include things like property deeds, titles, and more. This information is important because it will help to determine the distribution of assets in the case.
Organizing Your Documents
Now that you know what types of documents you need, it is time to start organizing them. The best way to do this is to create a binder or folder system. This will allow you to keep all of your documents in one place and easily access them when needed.
Start by creating a folder for each type of document. Then, label each folder with the name of the document type. For example, you could label the first folder “Case Documents” and the second folder “Financial Documents.” This will help you to easily find the documents you need when you are looking for them.
Once you have created your folders, it is time to start filling them with documents. Start by adding all of the case documents to the “Case Documents” folder. Then, add all of the financial documents to the “Financial Documents” folder. Lastly, add all of the asset documents into the “Asset Documents” folder.
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By taking the time to organize your documents, you will be setting yourself up for success in mediation. Having all of your documents in one place will make it easier for you to find them when needed and will help you create the best possible agreements.
Are you considering beginning mediation? Schedule a consultation today by calling (719) 259-5944 to learn more about the mediation process.