Mediation is a way of sorting out divorce and separation issues in a calm, non-confrontational way.
The first step is to have an individual Mediation and Information Assessment Meeting (known as a MIAM) so that we can make sure that mediation is right for. This meeting is private and confidential and lasts about 50 minutes. Your ex will need to come to a MIAM too.
What happens at the MIAM?
- you will be listened to
- we will check that mediation is safe and suitable for you
- we will explain how mediation works and answer your questions
- you will be helped to prepare for the joint meetings
Once everyone has been to the MIAM we can move on to a joint mediation meeting attended by you and your ex-partner. This meeting lasts for up to 2 hours. The number of meetings you will need depends on your situation – sometimes one meeting is all that is needed. You will be able to give you an indication of how many meetings may be needed at the MIAM.
If mediation isn’t right for you the other options available for sorting matters out will be explained.
If you need to go to court I am authorised to sign the court form you require to make the application.
Mediation is quicker and cheaper than going to court. Check out mediation costs
To arrange a MIAM appointment:
Solicitors: Referral form