Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)
This first meeting enables you to talk to the mediator and decide whether mediation is suitable for you. The meeting takes 50 to 60 minutes and is for you alone. However you may if you wish, bring a friend along for support to this meeting. The mediator will explain the mediation process and give you the opportunity to discuss your particular situation.
If you and the mediator decide that mediation is suitable for you we will then contact your ex-partner to invite them to their individual MIAM.
Even if you decide that mediation is not for you, you need to have attended a MIAIM before you can put in an application to the courts on family matters. In fact the court may direct you to meet with a mediator; however, mediating with your ex-partner or other family member is a voluntary process.