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Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)
Mediation is a voluntary choice. However, since 2014, you cannot usually make an application to the Family Court, about children or financial issues, until you have attended a mediation information meeting known as a MIAM. At that meeting, a trained mediator will discuss with you the nature of your dispute and explore with you whether mediation would be a suitable way to resolve the issues on which there is a disagreement. The mediator will also explain how the process works and the costs involved.
There are certain situations, for example, whether there are domestic abuse issues or child protection concerns, where mediation would not be appropriate.
For more information on mediation please look at www.resolution.org.uk
If you want more advice from us, or to discuss a referral to a local mediator, please contact one of the Family Team.