If you are thinking of breaking up, or are going through a separation or divorce then family mediation will give you the control to make decisions about your future, and the future of your children. Mediation will also save you time, money and stress.

Why family mediation?

Family mediators are independent trained professionals who help you to work out an agreement about issues such as arrangements for your children or your finances without having to go to court. There are many benefits to mediation:-

• It helps you to make long term arrangements in respect to finances and children;
• It can help to improve communication;
• It reduces conflict;
• It is quicker, less stressful and much less expensive than going to court;
• You both set the agenda, and you both make the decisions: You remain in control of the process throughout.

What is a MIAM?

The initial meeting with a mediator is often called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). It usually lasts around 45 minutes. This meeting gives you the chance to find out how mediation works and to explain about your current circumstances.

If you want to take your case to court, it is now a legal requirement in most cases to attend a MIAM.

This meeting is held separately from your ex. If you decide that you do not wish to try mediation, you will be provided with the relevant court form to show that you have considered mediation.

If you would like to speak to someone who can explain to you how Family Mediation can help please call 01923 909343 for a FREE 15 MINUTE CHAT or email info@evolvefamilymediation.co.uk to book an appointment.