Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to begin when you are considering or have decided to separate. Mediation can help you reach a resolution regarding any issues arising from separations and divorce. We’ve put together this free divorce mediation checklist to help you prepare for your divorce mediation. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is a strong starting point.
The most common topics we discuss in family law mediation are (1) parenting plans; (2) child support; (3) spousal support; and (4) property division.
Divorce Mediation Checklist – Parenting
- What will the day-to-day schedule be for the children?
- How will holidays and school breaks be shared?
- How will major decisions be made for the children?
Child Support & Spousal Support
- Last 3 years of personal income tax returns and notices of assessment
- Last 3 years of corporate income tax returns and notices of assessment
- Recent pay stubs or other proof of year-to-date income
- If recently employed, then an employment letter
- If recently terminated, then the termination letter
- Statements for all bank accounts, investments, and pensions including:
- Saving and chequing bank accounts
- Tax-free savings accounts
- RRSPs, RIFs, LIRAs, etc.
- Non-registered investments
- Stocks and shares (vested and unvested)
- Defined Contribution Pension Plan
- Defined Benefit Pension Plan (this will likely require a more formal valuation process)
- Statements for all debts and liabilities including:
- Credit Cards
- Lines of credit (secured and unsecured)
- Car Loans
- Promissory Notes
- CRA Debt
- Valuation of any business interests
- Valuation of any real estate assets
- Valuation of any vehicles that are owned or financed
- Current life insurance policies
- Current medical and dental benefit plans
We’re here to give you the guidance you’ve been looking for to reach an agreement in a way that is quicker, less costly, and more peaceful.
Robina Khan is an experienced mediator who is a family law lawyer and she is here to help. Click here to book a FREE consultation with us to learn more about our mediation process and to find out if it is right for you.