If you are in dispute with your ex, or are having difficulties settling your separation, you may be thinking about court proceedings. Before an application can be made to court, you are required to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting, or ‘MIAM’ for short.
A MIAM meeting will help you decide if mediation could be used to resolve your difficulties, rather than going straight to court. The Court will ask you if mediation has been considered before they are able to proceed with your application.
Mediators are skilled at helping you navigate the legal and emotional maze that family breakdown can create
Our Mediation services are based at: Luton Rights, second floor, 28 King St, Luton LU1 2DP, UK
Mediation is free of charge if you are eligible for Legal Aid, otherwise there is a cost for the service. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid you will find our charges are very competitive compared to other solicitors and organisations providing Mediation.
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A meeting to explain what Family Mediation is, to confirm with the client that they want to proceed with mediation and to gather an outline of the issues. Lasting about 45 minutes
A meeting to explain what Family Mediation is, to confirm that both clients want to proceed and to gather an outline of the issues. The meeting will last up to 1½ hrs and may include some early discussion of proposals for settlement.
Mediation Sessions last for 1½ hrs covering child contact arrangements, parenting plans, child support, the division of assets and liabilities and other issues which need resolution.
Where the clients find it difficult to be in the same room as each other and a 2nd room needs to be hired. Shuttle is a slower process than face to face mediation, so more sessions may be needed. If a 2nd mediator is necessary, then additional charges will apply to reflect this.
Drafting of Documents
Work on documents is charged at £70 per hr per person.
Indicatively (depending on the complexity of the case):
**PLEASE NOTE: there will be a cancellation fee of £30.00 per person for failure to notify us of cancellation/non-attendance at least 48 hours prior to the appointment. Production of all documents will be subject to payment in advance**