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25/01/2018 By: Andrew Moore
“MIAM” stands for mediation information assessment meeting. Contrary to its name, it’s an opportunity for those contemplating court action to learn about all of the non-court dispute resolution approaches, not just mediation, in a bid to avoid expensive and confrontational litigation which does little to support separating families. You can read more about what happens at a MIAM here.
The number of people attending a MIAM is not high despite it being a compulsory requirement under court rules. Why is this? Some reasons might be:
If you are thinking about starting court proceedings (or at the receiving end of an application brought by your ex), don’t be scared of attending a MIAM. All non-court dispute resolution approaches are voluntary, so attendance will not mean you will be forced to mediate or prevent you from starting court proceedings at a later date. MIAMs can be arranged quickly and can even be undertaken by Skype or FaceTime!
Want to know more? Speak to one of our solicitors, or book a MIAM!