Tips about materials

If possible, briefly provide PNW Mediation a 1-2 page strictly factual overview of the case, and then any details, court orders, reports, and other documents that may be helpful for the mediator to understand your client’s perspective and needs. Sometimes it is helpful to identify some or all of the requests your client wishes to make, but sometimes doing so may be more un-helpful to the case (feel free to speak with the mediator about this). You are welcome to provide a confidential statement of what your client is most interested in (confidential to the other party). Often, previously filed declarations are helpful. If possible, a statement that is respectful to the other party can help facilitate an agreement. Evaluations and GAL reports are generally helpful.

If possible, send documents in PDF format, and send them a week before.