MIAMs (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings)
The mediation process starts with a ‘Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting’ (MIAM) in which a mediator explains the process and the benefits of mediation to resolve disputes regarding parenting or finances following relationship breakdown. Anyone applying to the courts for assistance in resolving such disputes will have to comply with the Pre-Application Protocol, which requires parties to attend a MIAM. Your own circumstances will be discussed with the mediator during this meeting and if mediation is suitable, you can decide whether or not to go ahead.
All the mediators at Able Mediation are experienced and recognised by the Family Mediation Council as qualified to carry out Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings.
If you are considering making an appointment to see a mediator, you may contact us on 020 3012 0103 or at email@example.com
At the end of the meeting, you are free to decide whether or not to accept mediation. Your ex-partner also has this choice. If either of you decides not to go ahead, you will be given a form FM1 (Family Mediation Assessment Form) signed by the mediator as evidence that you have considered it. You will require the form FM1 if you have to go to court for a court order in relevant family proceedings.