What is a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (‘MIAM’)?

A MIAM is the initial meeting with a mediator to find out about mediation. This can be about child arrangements or financial matters. It is required before you can make an application to go to court

The mediator will talk to you about what mediation is, what options you have, and help you decide if mediation is right for you.

If you choose to mediate, the mediator will help you and your ex-partner communicate and reach an agreement that works for both of you.

Do I need a MIAM to receive my C100/Form A?

In most cases, yes. There are only a few exceptions to this requirement, primarily domestic abuse cases. This is because court proceedings should be reserved for situations where legal protection is necessary or, as a last resort, when other dispute resolution options have failed.

What will happen at my MIAM?

During a MIAM, you will have the chance to explain your situation and the issues that need to be resolved to the mediator. The mediator will also provide you with information about the mediation process and discuss whether mediation is appropriate for your case.


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