Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM)
A Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) is a short appointment (aprox 45mins – 1 hour) with a family mediator which gives you the opportunity to find out how mediation works.
During this appointment you can discuss the issues that you would like to resolve in mediation, any concerns that you have, other options that may be available to you, and the costs involved. If you are seeking Legal Aid for mediation, the mediator will complete your Legal Aid assessment at your MIAMs appointment.
You and the mediator will make a decision based on what is discussed at the MIAM as to whether or not mediation is suitable for your situation. At present, it is a legal requirement for any person making an application to court to attend a MIAMs appointment before the application is made.