MIAMS Family Mediation Hampshire Service

Going through a divorce, or separation, is one of the most stressful things that you can possibly undertake. MIAMS Family Mediation Service can help. Contact us today and speak to an accredited mediator to book your MIAM.

Mediation: a proven approach

The consequences of divorce

Going through a divorce, or separation, is one of the most stressful activities that you can possibly undertake. Psychologists have shown that any change in a person’s life can lead to stress, particularly splitting from a long term partner.

There will be issues such as contact and access around children to resolve and find common ground with family members. In addition to this, you will need to consider financial matters such as the division of assets including the family home and other assets such as shares and pensions.

The consequences of divorce extend beyond the current livelihoods of the people directly involved, and extend to the rest of the family, as well as impacting upon financial considerations and in these cases mediation offers a solution to disputes that may arise as a result of divorce.

As part of the service we offer at MIAMS Hampshire we make the divorce process, and associated mediation, considerably less complex and stressful for all parties concerned.

As well as the inevitable disruption to your personal, and social, life there are also consequences for your children and finances. Children, and other members of the family, are inevitably impacted by the results of divorce.

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What is a MIAM? Mediation FAQ

Family Mediation sessions are a confidential process, it is not counselling or therapy.  Skilled Mediators are not be able to offer conflict resolution and to help you with a difficult time, with your family, a relationship breakdown or issues involved in a divorce.

However, they are trained professionals who have in resolving issues between couples with compassion. A qualified family mediator uses their mediation skills and acts like a good referee at a football match. It is their job to be impartial and not to take one side or another.

 The purposes of the joint MIAM appointment (initial assessment meeting) is a safe space to achieve an agreement between a divorcing couple which cover,  the major areas of dispute between them, particularly as this relates to issues involving the needs of their children, child access or financial mediation.

This can be either a short, or lengthy, process dependent upon the extent of the issues between the separating couples and their willingness to resolve them. At your first meeting the meditator will have an honest discussion with you to find the best way to proceed and shared your next steps to mediate.

You will find the mediation team at MIAMS Hampshire to be professional, experienced and friendly and all part of the family mediation council. Our team will be with you every step of the way. Speak to us or send our team an email to arrange your Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMS) and the FM1 form.

Can a Mediator Help Me?

Speaking to a mediation practice can be an effective way to resolve family disputes, but it’s not suitable for cases involving domestic violence or domestic abuse. In such cases, exemptions exist, such as the MIAM exemption, which allows individuals to bypass mediation and directly seek legal advice or issue proceedings. To begin mediation, parties usually attend an initial meeting to assess suitability, and if deemed appropriate, a MIAM certificate is issued. However, exemptions may apply, and relevant court forms, including a signed form, may be required.

When domestic violence or child protection concerns are present, the legal requirement for mediation can be waived. Financial orders and court orders often require detailed documentation and may involve a court application. Bail conditions and accommodations must be considered carefully.

Alternative dispute resolution - Mediation Overview

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In such a fraught environment, the first recourse is often to turn to the legal system. Although solicitors and experts in family law have their place, as a first intervention their presence can do more harm than good.

Mediation services are a neutral environment : 

Aside from the cost of legal proceedings, which can be extremely heavy, there is the adversarial nature of the process to consider. What seem now to be minor issues can soon snowball to become major legal disputes. In these circumstances you need to think of alternatives.

One course of action is what is known as alternative dispute resolution. In short, there are other ways of resolving grievances other than contacting lawyers. See our mediation fees and speak to us to arrange your online MIAM session (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting).

Court Form Sign off (C100 / Form A)

A MIAM meeting can help you to understand all the plausible alternatives. We are able to help you  resolve your divorce mediation issues quickly and amicably.

So, it makes sense that if you are experiencing problems with your kids, you may want to get in touch with MIAMS mediation service. In fact, the children’s mediation service can help you to resolve the issue of conflict with your children. 

Children’s Mediation

Children’s mediation service with MIAMS Hampshire is the best option to help children resolve conflicts. 

You may want to get in touch with a mediation service if you want to avoid family court, which may only serve to escalate the problems between you and your ex-partner.

You may find it helpful that we offer child inclusive mediation instead of going to court.

Legal Aid Mediation

Legal aid family online mediation is a form of dispute resolution that provides free or low-cost representation to members of the public who qualify for assistance. Your accredited family mediator is a neutral third party and their to assist with disputes between parties in an alternative, out of court setting and avoid court proceedings. Speak to our Hampshire team to book your first mediation session and find out how legal aid can help with the cost of the MIAM.

Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

The Family Mediation Voucher Scheme is a UK government program designed to help families and ex partners settle disputes without going to court. It offers financial support against the costs of mediation services, making it more affordable for families to reach agreements through discussion. This approach reduces the stress of legal battles and benefits children caught in the middle. It also helps decrease the number of family cases in court, making the justice system work more smoothly

Mediation offers a compassionate alternative to traditional court dispute resolution for family law cases. Your trained family mediator has extensive legal backgrounds and years of experience, mediation handles diverse family issues, including divorce proceedings, child arrangements, and civil partnerships.

Our outstanding team of mediators provide shuttle mediation and child inclusive mediation to address financial disputes, arrangements and children matters for their best interests. They collaborate with family lawyers to finalize future arrangements through consent orders, offering a streamlined court process.

Recognized as a market leader, MIAMS Hampshire leads family mediation, a voluntary process to deliver resolutions in England with great strength and flexibility.

In such a fraught environment, the first recourse is often to turn to the legal system. Although solicitors and experts in family law have their place, as a first intervention their presence can do more harm than good.

Mediation services are the perfect place to start: 

Aside from the cost of legal proceedings, which can be extremely heavy, there is the adversarial nature of the process to consider. What seem now to be minor issues can soon snowball to become major legal disputes. In these circumstances you need to think of alternatives.

One course of action is what is known as alternative dispute resolution. In short, there are other ways of resolving grievances other than contacting lawyers. See our mediation fees and speak to us to arrange your online MIAM session (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting).

Court Form Sign off (C100 / Form A)

A MIAM meeting can help you to understand all the plausible alternatives. A mediation process can help you to resolve your divorce issues quickly and amicably.

So, it makes sense that if you are experiencing problems with your kids, you may want to get in touch with MIAMS mediation service. In fact, the children’s mediation service can help you to resolve the issue of conflict with your children. 

Children’s Mediation

Children’s mediation service with MIAMS Hampshire is the best option to help children resolve conflicts. 

You may want to get in touch with a mediation service if you want to avoid family court, which may only serve to escalate the problems between you and your former partner.

You may find it helpful to consider child inclusive mediation instead of going to court.

Legal Aid Mediation

Legal aid family online mediation is a form of dispute resolution that provides free or low-cost representation to members of the public who qualify for assistance. Your accredited family mediator is their to assist with disputes between parties in an alternative, out of court setting and avoid court proceedings. Speak to our Hampshire team to book your first mediation session and find out how legal aid can help with the cost of the MIAM.

Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

The Family Mediation Voucher Scheme is a UK government program designed to help families settle disputes without going to court. It offers financial support against the costs of mediation services, making it more affordable for families to reach agreements through discussion. This approach reduces the stress of legal battles and benefits children caught in the middle. It also helps decrease the number of family cases in court, making the justice system work more smoothly

Mediation meetings can offer a compassionate alternative to traditional court dispute resolution for family law cases. Our top mediators have extensive legal backgrounds and years of experience, mediation handles diverse family issues, including divorce proceedings, child arrangements, and civil partnerships.

Our outstanding mediators offer confidentiality, provide shuttle mediation and child inclusive mediation to address financial arrangements and children matters effectively. They collaborate with family lawyers to finalize future arrangements through consent orders, offering a streamlined court process.

Recognized as a market leader, MIAMS Hampshire leads in the family mediation process, to deliver resolutions in England with great strength and flexibility. Give the team a telephone call and speak to an experienced family mediator. 03300 101 354