Documents to Bring to Mediation
Appropriate documentation is needed to complete your settlement agreement and/or child support worksheet. Below are examples of documents that you may need. This isn’t a complete list. Please bring anything with you that you think is important.
- Three most recent pay check stubs from all employers
- Most recent W-2 and/or I099 tax return forms
- Self-employment Records for both parties:
- Gross Income (ex: Income from business operations)
- Net Expenses (ex: Rent expenses for office space)
- Work as an independent contractor or consultant (ex; home repair contractor or cosmetic representative)
- Sale of goods, services, or rental properties
- Unemployment Records
- Severance pay
- Worker’s Compensation benefits
- Unemployment Insurance benefits
- Disability benefits from Social Security
- Income from pension/retirement plans
- Retirement benefits from Social Security
- Amount of child’s check if receiving Social Security Benefits on Non-custodial parent’s account.
- Savings and Checking Account Statements for last 3 months
- Credit card statements for last 3 months
- Mortgage statement for the last 3 months
- Signed Court Orders for Child Support payments
- Proof of all child support payments made over the past 12 months (ex: cancelled checks, payment history from Office of Child Support Services)
- Extraordinary expenses that cause extreme economic hardship.
- Insurance premiums/card
- Proof of coverage for child
- Child care expenses for last 12 months, including daycare or babysitter expenses, after-school care, and child care for summer school breaks
- Extraordinary educational expenses already incurring (ex: private school and tutoring)
- Extraordinary special expenses (ex: summer camp, school extracurricular activities, clothing due to age level of child – i.e. diapers)
- Extraordinary medical expenses that cause extreme economic hardship and are not covered by insurance.