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    One Hour Online MIAM

    Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

    1 – hour

    Zoom Meeting

    £130 GBP

    WHAT IS A MIAM AND WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE WITH ME?

    You do not need to have anything with you for this appointment, but you might find a pen and paper helpful, to make notes. This is a relaxed, informal, and confidential discussion. The attached document gives you links to various online resources. The MIAM will cover four specific areas:

    1) Information for you – please expect the mediator to share a lot of information. You cannot record the meeting, but you can make notes. A pen and paper will be useful.

    2) Details for you to share with the mediator – what’s led to the current situation, what is that situation, how do you feel, how are the children, what’s the current relationship like, has this improved or worsened since separation, are you worried about mediation, etc

    3) Welfare and safety – expect many questions around this, as we must ensure that we can provide both parties with a safe environment

    4) Process from here – the mediator will outline what happens next; they’ll cover costs and timescales for you. There is an expectation that we will invite the other party to a MIAM. If you ask us not to do this, we will need to note formally your reasons. If you do require a Court Form at any time, the cost is £65.

    5) You can have someone in support with you at the MIAM. The mediator may need to check with you on your own that you are happy for them to be there. You cannot bring the other party to the dispute with you. If you do this, we are not allowed to continue with the MIAM.

    TIME-LIMIT ON A MIAM

    Please be aware that MIAMs are only valid for four months – a time limit set by the Ministry of Justice. To have a case heard in court, you must have attended a MIAM or had your last joint mediation session, in the four months immediately prior to your application.

    Should your MIAM have expired, and you require a court form to be signed, please contact us and we can outline your options.

    AGREEMENT TO MEDIATE

    You will receive a separate email with the agreement to mediate.

    This email will ask you read and sign that you agree to the Agreement to Mediate.

    Please kindly inform us if you do not receive this email.

    We will need this prior to the start of the meeting.

    YOUR MEDIATOR

    Your mediator will be an experienced, accredited family mediator.

    ACCREDITATION

    FMCA, Member of Family Mediation Council

    PAYMENT

    Payment for the meeting is £130.

    CANCELLATION

    Please note, if you cancel or postpone within 24 hours, or are unavailable at the appointed time, we will still need to charge you the full cost of your meeting as we will be unable to reallocate your appointment. We appreciate your understanding with this.

    ONLINE MIAM REGULATIONS

    A MIAM is a statutory requirement and there are specific regulations on how they are conducted, and these are set and monitored by the Family Mediation Council:

    • You must have a good broadband or Wi-Fi signal – if it is not good enough, the mediator may have to terminate the call.
    • Please do not phone the mediator back – any call must be instigated by the mediator.
    • If you have a person in support, the mediator will ask them to leave the room to enable the safety/welfare section to be completed with you alone.
    • The call must not be recorded.
    • This is a legal meeting. You must not be driving or in an environment unsuitable for the appointment (e.g. café).

    If you have any questions prior to your appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0330 999 0959 or email admin@mediateuk.co.uk

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    We can help resolve your Financial, Property or Parenting issues, amicably, cost effectively and fairly.
    Contact us to find out more about why mediation can help your case. 0330 999 0959 or email admin@mediateuk.co.uk.