Lakes Mediation offers MIAM – Mediation Information & Assessment Meetings – FAST, Cost effective mediators

From April 2014, everybody who would like to submit an application for the court in family procedures (with a few exceptions) must consult a mediator approved by the Family Mediation Authorities.

This meeting is called a MIAM or ‘Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting’. In this meeting, couples will discuss what mediation is and whether or not they would like to resolve their arguments through mediation. 




There are a lot of complications in the process of separation and the parents and the mediators have to make a decision regarding the life of the child and how will they manage the situation correctly. There are many ways to resolve any disputes, and a MIAM help couples to decide whether mediation is one of the best choices for them.

There has to be a proper procedure which is legally followed by the mediators to make the parents fully informed about the process of mediation and decision making. It must be known by the parents that the main purpose of mediation is to secure the life of the child and his future.
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The parents and all the parties who are involved in separation must attend the mediation information and assessment meeting. There has to be an interest in the life of the child by the parents and they must take an active part to take his care so that he doesn’t miss his parents.

Parents have to make a proper balance between the work life and any new family they have. They have to provide the correct financial and moral support to the child so that is basic needs and wants are fulfilled. All the above information is given to the parents in the mediation information and assessment meeting .

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There has to be an application which is sent to the court which states that one of the family members or an authorised person has attended the meeting. Lakes Mediation will be very helpful to you in the meeting for providing each and every detail of information important for you to know.

It is very important for each and every parent to attend the mediation information and assessment meeting. There are some exemptions through which they can avoid the attendance at the meeting and these exemptions are related to domestic violence, Child Protection concerns, urgency, attendance in previous meetings etc.

Mediating can help in  several ways, including:

If the parents do not attend the meeting and there is a strong reason that they can be exempted to attend that meeting and they must attend the next meeting which is held.

In the mediation information and assessment meeting, the terms and conditions of mediation are discussed and the other options are evaluated so that the parents do not make the wrong choice or the wrong decision. 

Mediators will give you the space to take the independent decision so that the end decision can be made in favour of the interests of all the parties. The process of mediation is very different from the proceedings of the court as the court can make the decision against your wish. 

There are different methods of mediation and you can choose according to your situation.

From Lakes Mediation Clients

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It makes many parents conscious that how much they have to pay for the child maintenance. It also makes some questions about who will take an active part in the day to day life of the child. It is important to reach a mutual consent so that there are no disputes.
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We help the parents to reach that mutual consent very quickly as the mediators we have been very experienced in handling tougher situations. There are many provisions in the law which are enforceable when the parents have promised or given in written to do a certain support for the child.
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The mediators we have a specially trained in such area. We just have to contact us to carry out the process easily.