Beyond Borders, Solutions for International Business, Inc. © 

Trade Names: Beyond Borders Bilingual Mediation / Beyond Borders Mediation​ / Intercultural Communication Strategies

Beyond Borders,

Helping You Make Informed Decisions

Getting Ready

The art of preparing for mediation

© 2003-2019 Beyond Borders, Solutions for International Business, Inc.

Registered in Denver, Colorado. All Rights Reserved



  1. Bring copies of any court orders, financial documents, and other information pertaining to the dispute(s).

  2. Bring documentation of your income and a completed Financial Affidavit, if child support, maintenance or other financial topics are at issue. Please visit to download forms or for instructions on how to fill the forms out.

  3. Create a list of issues you want to resolve during mediation and identify your needs and interests in relation to these issues.

  4. Review what you understand to be the needs and interests of the opposing party.

  5. In general, only the named parties and their respective legal counsel will be allowed to participate in mediation.  Third parties will not be permitted to participate unless previously agreed upon by all parties to the matter.



Prior to the mediation session

If your case involves minor children, the mediator recommends each party complete the exercises located at:

I believe mediation is important and worthwhile. In my experience, people are basically crafting, designing the future relationship they will have between themselves and their children! These are matters of importance that need to be carefully considered.


Prepare for mediation so that:


  • You are clear about what is important to you,

  • About what you want to present and how you want to present it, and

  • What you want the other party to understand.

Beyond-Borders, Solutions for International Business, Inc.

Intercultural Communication Strategies

Beyond Borders Mediation​

© 2018 Beyond Borders, Solutions for International Business, Inc.

Registered in Denver, Colorado. All Rights Reserved

  • As you think about the dispute, what is at the heart of the matter for you. What factors contributed to this dispute?


  • Expect to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the other party.


  • Imagine the other party's concerns and possible options for addressing those concerns.


  • Come to mediation with possible options for resolution - think out of the box, be creative.


  • Gather and organize any documents you believe may help you explain your points, however, remember mediation is not a trial or arbitration; there is no burden of proof to be met.

  • Review and bring to mediation your court documents as they may be applicable to the resolution of the matter.


  • Are there any related concerns that need to be addressed in mediation 

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon