Family Mediation & MIAM Meeting

What is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is a process of in which a mediator -third impartial party-  assists those who are facing disputes in particular separating or divorcing couples. Mediator help the disputants to communicate with each other directly or through the mediator to make their own informed decision about their differences. It may be related to the concerns around the present relationship or future arrangements for children, finance, property or matrimonial home. Family Mediation help you in reducing conflict and bitterness, improve the communication and ultimately help the parents to focus on the needs of children.

What is MIAM Meeting?

Before beginning the court’s proceedings, the litigant’s parties are required to attend Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM). MIAM is an opportunity for separating couples to discuss and talk about their disputes and differences in the presence of a natural third-person trained for the purpose. Most of the time-but not always-the disputant’s parties succeed in resolving their disputes and agreeing on their future relationship.
In mediation, the Mediators assessed the situation and help the disputants to negotiate, and discuss and speak out about their problems, issues, concerns in a safe environment in the presence of third natural person known as a mediator. The disputing parties are guided through a set procedure to find out a solution of their disputes or agreed on common grounds for their issues.

In Family Mediation the parties can bring the following issues:

Divorce, separation and future relationship; Cohabitation; Civil partnership disputes (same-sex relationship issues); Children arrangements, Children custody, Children Maintenance, Children Living arrangements, Children relocation; Issues related to the family house, mortgage, pension, savings, financial disclosure; Mediation can also be useful for variation of any Court order.

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