MIAM – Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting.
“You need to do your MIAM.” You might hear this from your solicitor, or at the family court when you try to submit your C100 application. Receiving this is generally frustrating and it results in a further wait as you contact a family mediator for a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting. We understand that you want to get the situation sorted as quickly as possible, and that is why we promise your MIAM appointment within one working day. If you are a privately funded client, this can be done via Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime at a time which is convenient to you. It stops you from having to take a half day’s annual leave to come into one of our offices. We also conduct out of hours MIAMs, which means we will accommodate you on an evening or a weekend. It’s your choice.
Many people are apprehensive about having a MIAM and it is understandable because it is about going into the unknown. At Direct Mediation Services we actually publish our MIAM form on our website, so you can see what our mediator will be completing when you have your appointment. You can also request a copy of this document at the end of your MIAM, so you can see the information which has been recorded. Mediators often get asked the question about who will see the MIAM form. The information recorded is then forwarded to the mediator who will conduct the mediation between you and your ex-partner. At no point will we shared your information with your ex-partner, or a third party.
How long does it take?
The MIAM takes between 45 minutes to one hour. If you are having it by Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime, we would ask that you have privacy and cannot be overheard. It is really important that you feel that you are able to speak freely. At Direct Mediation Services we have over 100 mediation venues in England and Wales, so if you want to be away from the office or where you live, please let our office know and we can find the closest and best venue for you.
Call today to talk to one of the team about booking your MIAM. We are here to help.
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