When going through a divorce or separation, it’s important to consider mediation as a way to resolve any disputes regarding finances, property, or children. However, what if you know that your ex will not attend their own MIAM or will not participate in mediation? Is it still necessary for you to have one? In this article, we’ll explore the importance of attending a MIAM, even if your ex will not participate in mediation. We’ll also provide expert guidance from Family Mediation Choice on how to handle this complex issue.
What is a MIAM?
A MIAM, or Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting, is a meeting that you attend alone with a qualified mediator. The mediator will explain the mediation process, discuss your options, and assess whether mediation is a suitable option for your situation.
The Importance of Attending a MIAM
Even if you know that your ex will not participate in mediation, attending a MIAM is still necessary. There are several reasons for this, including:
- You will have a better understanding of the mediation process and how it can benefit you.
- You will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from a qualified mediator.
- If you do decide to go to court, the court will require you to have attended a MIAM first.
What if Your Ex Refuses to Participate?
If your ex refuses to participate in mediation, there are still options available. You can seek legal advice from a lawyer and explore other options such as arbitration or collaborative law. However, it’s still important to attend a MIAM to understand all of your options.
Benefits of Mediation Services
Mediation can provide a quicker and less costly alternative to going to court. Mediation can also help preserve relationships between both parties and promote peaceful co-parenting. It’s essential to seek guidance from a qualified mediator to understand all of the benefits and options available.
Attending a MIAM is an essential part of the mediation process, even if your ex will not participate in mediation. It’s important to seek guidance from a qualified mediator to understand all of your options and explore alternative methods of dispute resolution. Family Mediation Choice is a leading provider of mediation services, and we can provide expert guidance and support throughout the process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.