The mediator will agree the time and place with you and you can attend the meeting either together or separately. The meeting will take about one hour and you will have time to talk about your current situation.
Your MIAM’s provider will give you information about the benefits of mediation and tell you about some different ways of managing your separation/divorce process including using mediation to agree housing, financial and children matters and also inform you about the benefits of the Collaborative Divorce model.
The MIAM’s provider can complete the mediation section of a form for the court. This will state that you have attended the meeting and whether or not mediation is a possibility in your circumstances, now or at some future date.
Who is a MIAM’s provider?
People who carry out MIAM’s meetings are experienced family mediators or lawyers who have undertaken the specialist training to qualify to conduct Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings.