Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

Why does MIAM Mediation exist?

They exist so that couples can have a third party accredit mediator evaluate the situation before mediation takes place. This is also good for businesses as it provides them with a neutral person to ask questions about certain issues that may be on their mind and prepare them for the mediation process if suitable.

"I rung a UK based mediation company and they wanted to me to teavel back to the UK to do an assessment, this was not practical for me so glad i found Mediation Europe"

Preparing for your MIAM

Before going into the specifics of your MIAM mediation information and assessment meeting, you should clarify your overall objectives for the meeting with the mediator. Be open and honest as its conducted on a one2one basis and is confidential.

This will help you come up with a clear strategy for the session, as well as assist the mediator to accurately assess the situation at hand.

Discuss how the mediator will use the discussion and the meeting to achieve your objectives. It is vital that everyone understands that the overall purpose of the mediation information and assessment meeting is to reach an amicable resolution.

Do i have to mediate if there has been domestic violence or i am scared of my ex-partner?

Mediation is a voluntary process and one of the reasons a MIAM takes place is to assess the suitability. There are exemptions so nobody is going to force you to mediate or put you in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation dont worry.

Do i need A MIAM before going to make a court application?

Yes you cannot make an application to the family court in the UK unless a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM) has taken place by an accredited FMC mediator.

So just how does mediation work?

This is all discussed in the MIAM meeting allowing you to ask questions and familiarise yourseelf with the process.

When the actual joint meetings start you will be best prepared and understand the rules and get the most out of mediation.


We offer Skype Mediation to our customers:

Amazingly responsive

The great thing about Skype is that you will certainly have the ability to see everyone on the call, this is better to simply a conference call where definition can be lost without seeing somebody's expressions (Will need a functioning microphone and web cam to do the skype sessions).

Finding Time

Be aware that arranging a time for the mediation may be an obstacle, especially if both parties work. You might likewise be taking care of different time zones which will further complicate points.

Quiet Space

Make sure that you have completely undisturbed time for the session. Just because you can take the mediation session from your couch doesn't imply your youngsters ought to be around to stroll in, listen in or sidetrack you. If the mediation is about plans for them, it is specifically unwise for them to be privy to any sessions.


There may be breaks in the connection which will mean several of what you say may need to be repeated. If one person's web connection is extremely sluggish there might be multiple disruptions, loss of noise or visual which may be aggravating. Your mediator will check all these elements in a pre-briefing as well as will certainly test a Skype contact us to examine connectivity.


- Be conscious of the time hold-up that might occur. Everybody will certainly require to be briefed to talk slowly and also plainly.

Why Mediation Europe for your Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

  • Experienced
  • Convenient
  • No need to travel all done online
  • Proven
  • Accredited
  • Only offer family mediation services