The pre-trial memorandum is a list of decisions that the court must make at the hearing. Some courts want you to write a joint memo before the trial with the other person to show that you agree on what needs to be decided at the hearing. Other courts want you to file affidavits (affidavits, written statements) from witnesses who will testify for you at the hearing. If you and the person taking you to court are the only witnesses in some courts, you may be able to hold the hearing on the same day as the pre-trial conference. An agreement may include provisions on the parties` future obligations, tax returns and consequences, a general exemption from liability, harmless provisions on which party gets which vehicle, college expenses for children, etc.