MIAMs: Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting

A Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) is a necessary step for anyone who is considering making a family court application in a matter such as child arrangements and the financial claims arising from a divorce or dissolution. It provides an opportunity to consider the options of, for example, resolving the problem through mediation, arbitration or neutral evaluation, or going through the court process. While it’s not a requirement to reach an agreement through mediation, it is a requirement to attend a MIAM prior to submitting an application to the Single Family Court for most people.

 

£180 per person

Online MIAM

 

A 60-minute MIAM with an authorised and experienced family mediator over your webcam. It includes a MIAM certificate for court if  mediation is not suitable or you are unwilling to mediate. 

 

£190 per person

In-person MIAM

 

A 60-minute MIAM appointment with an authorised family mediator at our consulting rooms in Ipswich. It includes a MIAM certificate for court if  mediation is not suitable or you are unwilling to mediate. 

Family Mediation

A 90-minute joint meeting conducted by an experienced Family Mediation Council accredited mediator who is also a non-practising solicitor. The price is fixed and covers  the mediator’s preparation time, the meeting time, and routine follow-up work, including a written summary.

This is suitable for those who are or who have been married, in a civil partnership and living together as cohabitants, as well as parents who have a child or children together.

 

Financial Matters

£279 per person

Online mediation to help sort out any financial and property claims when a relationship breaks down.

This is suitable for couples who are or have been married, in a civil partnership, or living together as cohabitants.

£299 per person

In-person mediation to help sort out any financial and property claims when a relationship breaks down.

This is suitable for couples who are or have been married, in a civil partnership, or living together as cohabitants.

Mediation about

  • Property and housing.
  • Money and other assets.
  • Pension sharing.
  • Child maintenance.
  • Spousal maintenance.

Parenting Matters

£250 per person

 

Online mediation to help sort out matters relating to children when a relationship breaks down.

This is suitable for parents who have a child or children together.

£299 per person

 

In-person mediation to help sort out matters relating to children when a relationship breaks down.

This is suitable for parents who have a child or children together.

Mediation about

    • Creating a parenting plan.
    • Communication and co-parenting.
    • Child arrangements for parents and grandparents.
    • Discussing a specific issue, such as choice of school or relocation.
    • Child maintenance.

    Elder & Adult

    Form £249/inc VAT per person

    Elder mediation is a safe space for conversations about a loved one. Adult mediation offers the space to talk about what route to take to rebuild a relationship that has broken down or which isn’t working as you would like. This might be a relationship with a sibling, business partner or neighbour. Please note the prices of mediation sessions vary depending on whether there are one or two mediators. Each potential mediation participant would have a confidential consultation with the same mediator before mediation starts. Charges start at £180  for an individual confidential private online meeting.

    Common elder and adult problems we help with:

    • Facilitating family discussions around safety, finances, capabilities, and other day-to-day needs.
    • Appointing a Power of Attorney.
    • Living arrangements.
    • Planning and anticipating issues before they become crises.
    • Addressing disputes about wills and inheritance.

    Elder-related Problems

    From £279 per person

     

    For issues relating to wills, estates and  elder care.

    From £299 per person

     

    For issues relating to wills, estates and elder care.

    Pet Mediation

    Mediation provides a way of sorting out arrangements for a loved pet when the owners’ relationship ends. Each potential mediation participant would have a confidential consultation with the same mediator before mediation starts. The process starts with a confidential pre-mediation consultation which is charged as a MIAM, above.

    Pet Arrangements

    From £249 per person

     

    Online mediation for sorting out arrangements for a loved pet when the owners’ relationship ends.

    From £299 per person

     

    In-person mediation for sorting out arrangements for a loved pet when the owners’ relationship ends.

    What sort of things can be sorted out in pet mediation?

    • Where the pet should live.
    • If there should be a shared care arrangement.
    • Whether the pet should spend time with both their humans.
    • How the pet’s care should be financed.
    • Provision for the pet’s end of life care.

    Family Mediation Voucher

    Get a government funded family mediation voucher worth
    £500
    towards the cost of your mediation.

    To find out more:

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