Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAM)

Mediation is an opportunity for you to find the solution that best fits your individual circumstances.

The first step is to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) to learn about mediation.

You’ll be able to say what is important to you, find out about the mediation process and how it would work in your situation, so that you’re in a position to decide whether you want to mediate.

Courts expect people to attend a MIAM before making a court application. They encourage parents or separating partners to work out arrangements for their children and finances directly, with the assistance of a mediator, providing mediation is suitable. When you have attended a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) you may request the relevant form to show the court that you have considered mediation.

After your MIAM, your ex-partner is invited to a similar meeting. Mediation is a voluntary process so if you both agree to try mediation we will arrange for you to attend a joint mediation meeting.