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Bristol Family Mediation
Family Mediation Choice
Successful Divorce and Separation Agreements
Paul Holder
Tel: 0117 924 6868
Mob: 07788 477 420
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Mediation and the Family Court

Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting

If you are applying to court for an order about children or finances you will need to prove that you have considered mediation first.

Normally this means attending a Mediation Information and 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 MIAM.

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.

There is a cost for a mediation information and assessment meeting which is required by court.

It costs
for a MIAM.
Low Cost 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 situation.
  • 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 joint party mediation session at a convenient time.   Mediation fees

Form C100 at low cost or sometimes free

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.

Fee for signing C100 form.
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