What Happens in a MIAM?
Many people ask us questions about what happens in a MIAM. Let’s start with what the word ‘MIAM’ stands for. A MIAM, is a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting.
In April 2011, the Ministry of Justice made it an expectation that you will have attended a MIAM, before you can submit an application to the court for a parenting or financial order on a family matter.
If you are going through a divorce or separation and you have issues that need to be resolved on your parenting arrangements, financial agreement or property matters you will probably find yourself needing to attend a MIAM.
This is a relaxed, informal, and confidential meeting with a trained family mediator. In these meetings, the mediator will outline some regulatory elements, ask you some questions, share information about the mediation process, share knowledge of the law and they will want to understand the current situation from your perspective.
To help you better understand what happens in a MIAM we have put two key members of our team together to explain this a bit better for you.