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Family Mediation is a safe and positive way to have difficult conversations within the family, about a wide range of things, including:

  • Family relationship breakdown – including sibling rivalry; boundaries at home e.g. chores, curfews, cultural differences.
  • Intergenerational disputes – including teenagers and parents who are finding it difficult to get on with each other; grandparents who may be finding it difficult to see their grandchildren; homelessness prevention.
  • Elder mediation – including care of elderly relatives; end of life decisions.
  • Inheritance disputes – including wills, probate and power of attorney mediation.
  • Family business disputes – including family feuds, rivalries, rifts and grudges; perceptions of fairness, differences in work ethic and a sense of entitlement.
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Mediation FAQ's


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Going to court should be a last resort. But if you do need to go to court, you will still need to show that you have either attended a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM) or you don’t need to attend a MIAM because of your circumstances. You need to do this by sending the relevant court form with your court papers.

 

The mediator can help you complete this at the first meeting or MIAM.

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The first meeting with a mediator is often called a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM). Whether it’s called a MIAM or a first meeting, it will cover the same things.

The first meeting with a mediator gives you the chance to find out how mediation works. Mediators are trained to work out with you whether mediation is right for you and your family. They will also discuss how many sessions you may need, how much they would cost, and explain whether you might get legal aid to pay for mediation.

The mediator can also give you information about other services that provide help and support and the other options you might have to resolve things.

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Contact a mediator as soon as you need help sorting things out. Even if you’ve been separated for a while, or if your case has already gone to court, mediation can still help to resolve things.

You can’t usually take your case to court until you find out if mediation can help you first. If you can’t show that you’ve considered it, the judge may stop or delay proceedings until you have.

Once you’ve found a mediator, the next step is to attend a first meeting with them to find out if it’s right for you. Sometimes this is called a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

If you think you need legal advice to help you during mediation, this can be arranged at any time during the process. You might be able to get legal aid to pay for this.

If your case is not suitable for mediation you will still need to show the judge you’ve considered it by filling in the relevant court form.


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