What is a MIAM?

If you are in the process of separating or divorcing and cannot reach agreement with your ex, before you can go to court to settle matters, the court requires you to meet with a family mediator for a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting).

The reason for the meeting is to establish whether mediation is suitable in your case.  Mediation is much cheaper and less stressful than having to go to court.

The courts will ask for proof that you have considered mediation before they will consider your application.

At the MIAM, which will last around 45 minutes, the mediator will help you consider how to deal with your dispute without involving a court. 

The mediator will explain mediation is, the benefits of mediation, whether or not you could apply for legal aid, how much mediation would cost in comparison with going to court and will look at your options.

The cost of a MIAM will differ.  At TalkFIRST, our price is very competitive.  Give us a ring if you would like more information.

After the MIAM, the mediator will advise you of the next stage.  If mediation is appropriate, the mediator will arrange a mediation session involving both you and your ex-partner.  If mediation is not deemed to be appropriate and you wish to go to court, the court will request a certificate, signed by an accredited mediator, to evidence that you have considered mediation.  TalkFIRST can provide the certificate at a very competitive cost.

Leave a comment

Covid-19 Update 😷

During the current Covid-19 situation, our office is closed however we are still open for business.

If you would like to talk about how you could mediate via video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, etc.) or would like support with difficult relationships, managing children/teens during lockdown and beyond, contact us on 07462 607023 or email [email protected] for more information.

Request A Call Back

Fill out the form to request a call back or please feel free to use the details below to get in touch, we are ready to talk to you.

Get In Touch