Mediation is where the two of you discuss and agree the best way forward in a confidential setting with the assistance of a trained third party mediator who is impartial and non-judgmental.
Mediation is a voluntary process, meaning that it can only take place if both people want to commit to resolving the dispute in this way. Nobody can be forced to come to mediation, as the process depends on a willingness to talk about coming to an agreement. Mediation cannot be ordered or enforced by a court, but it can be encouraged. Mediation produces a non-binding agreement that can easily be converted into a binding court order by consent.
We are able to provide MIAMs and family mediation services to privately paying clients, and to sign court forms where necessary.
Please download our information sheet if you would like more details about family mediation. Alternatively, you can call Tricia, Gail, Sue, or Adam on 01223 224384 for a confidential initial discussion.
The government’s aim in introducing Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) was to raise awareness of family mediation as a cost-effective and constructive way of resolving family issues without involving the courts. MIAMs are compulsory for all people seeking to start family court proceedings about finances on divorce or children matters, unless exempt from the requirement.