If you are applying to court for an order about children or
finances you will need to prove that you have considered mediation
Normally this means
a Mediation Information
Assessment Meeting or MIAM for short. There are a few
exceptions such as
domestic violence and child abuse but most people will have to attend a
If mediation is not suitable and you have attended a MIAM, we can
provide Form C100 or Form A that proves you
have considered mediation before going to court.
for a MIAM.
The MIAM is an
introductory meeting where you have an opportunity to:
Meet the mediator
Discuss your situation
Hear more about the mediation process
Decide if mediation could benefit your own
Receive an estimate of mediation costs.
If mediation seems a good way forward then we also need to see
your former partner for a MIAM. Either, you can encourage
them to contact us yourself, or we can invite them for you.
We make a £30 arrangement charge if we do it for you.
Normally, each person is seen separately but you can be seen together
for the initial meeting if you wish.
If you both decide to go ahead with mediation we can arrange a
party mediation session at a convenient time. Mediation
low cost or sometimes
If you decide not to use mediation or mediation is not
suitable, and you want to apply to court we can provide a Form
C100 or Form A
signed by the mediator which is included in the MIAM fee.