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Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting

What Happens at Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAM)?

This meeting can take place either individually or together

At this meeting the Mediator will:

  • Work out whether Mediation is suitable. It may not be suitable if there are domestic violence issues.
  • Explain what will happen in the Mediation
  • Point out alternative methods of dispute resolution such as Collaborative Law
  • Find out if both parties are agreeable to Mediate
  • Establish if either or both of you pass the means test for legal aid which would result in free Mediation*
  • If Mediation is suitable and you both wish to proceed you will be given an Agreement to Mediate to sign bring with you to the first Mediation appointment

If only one of you is eligible for legal aid both of you will be eligible for free Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting. We do not offer legal aid for Mediation and therefore you would need to attend an alternative Mediator who is able to offer this service. We only offer privately funded Mediation. Frequently, if one party qualifies for legal aid, the other party will pay for both in order to ensure our mediators deal with their matter.

Lynne Bastow - Divorce Solicitor

Meet Lynne Bastow

With over 20 years experience, Lynne can provide excellent and valuable advice and has a friendly, positive approach towards all her clients, ensuring you get the best service possible. If you would like my help you can contact me here. Contact Lynne

Read Lynne's Books

If you need more information on divorce, Lynne has published two informative guides on divorce, which you can purchase from Amazon.

The Little Book of Divorce

The Little Book of Divorce

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The Little Book of Divorce Dilemmas

The Little Book of Divorce Dilemmas

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