How to prepare for a divorce mediation or court case

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2023 | Divorce

If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, you may consider mediation or going to court. This will depend on whether you can agree on major issues, such as property division, child custody, child and spousal support, parental plan or even the dissolution of the marriage.

Undoubtedly, an uncontested divorce is more manageable than a contested one. Regardless of the option you choose, here are some tips to prepare for it.

Organize your documents

During a divorce mediation or court case, you will present different documents, including proof of marriage, the divorce affidavit, financial documents, property valuations and tax statements, among others. You need to organize all your documents to avoid confusion once the meeting or court starts. For instance, documents of the assets you own individually may be separate from those you own together.

Dress appropriately

It will be best to dress professionally and modestly for a divorce mediation or court case to make a good impression. This tip should also be observed in online sessions, which are common nowadays.

Arrive on time

If you have an online session, ensure your devices are ready earlier. Check if your internet is reliable to avoid hitches. If you are going to a physical meeting or the court, arrive early so you avoid rushing in at the last minute. You should confirm the meeting or court date, time, and location a few days earlier.

Find a quiet room with good lighting

If your session is online, find a quiet room with good lighting. It may be distracting to be in a busy or dark room.

Being prepared is a good quality in a divorce case. It will help to understand the divorce process to know the right steps to take when preparing.




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