How Mediation Works
Change can lead to beautiful things…Mediation is where it starts.
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW TO SEE HOW MEDIATION WORKS
NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION:
The first meeting you will have (on your own) with a Family Mediator is a confidential meeting called a MIAM (Mediation,Information & Assessment Meeting).
At this meeting the Family Mediator will provide you with information about:
- All of the options available to you, including mediation, to be able to resolve matters (legally or otherwise)
- Access the suitability of mediation to resolve matters including the risk of domestic abuse or any harm to a child/children
- Signpost you to any relevant/required support and,
- You can ask as many questions as you want to
WHY DO I NEED TO ATTEND A MIAM:
You must attempt a MIAM before issuing an Application to the Family Court unless you are exempt e.g., proven domestic abuse, child protection concerns etc. However, depending on the form of resolution you choose, you may not need to attend Court to obtain legal closure/a Court Order.
We are also able to deal/help with:
- Civil partnership cases
- Grandparents who have lost contact with their Grandchildren
- Special Guardianship Orders
- The armed forces
(We are NOT Legal Aid providers but if you want to know more about Legal Aid eligibility, please contact us).