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The Family Mediation Service

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 The aim of  family mediation is to reduce conflict and improve communication between the  different parties.


 The mediation process can help towards drafting an  agreement/ settlement/proposal document.  This document can be given to a  solicitor and turned in to a draft consent order to be  presented to court for approval. A consent order is legally binding. 

The Benefits of Family Mediation

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Cost effective

Time efficient

Voluntary

Confidential

Solution focused

Appointments that are flexible

You decide the outcome

You decide on the number sessions you would like to attend

Opportunity to put your view 

Time to reflect 

Seek legal advice 



Services We Offer

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  • MIAM (mediation information and advice meeting)
  •  Divorce and separation
  • Child arrangements
  • Property and Financial 
  • Draft agreements for consent orders
  • Parenting Plans
  • Child arrangement Plans
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Open Financial Statements


The Family Mediation Process

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Family Mediation entails both parties attending a separate mediation information and advice meeting (MIAM). This meeting is 1 hour in duration. 


Attending a mediation, information and advice meeting (MIAM) is required by the Family courts before any court applications can made to the Family Court. 


Attending a MIAM provides the  opportunity for the mediator to assess whether mediation is suitable for both parties and most importantly, for you to gather more information about the next steps and to decide whether mediation can work for you.  


The number of mediation sessions after the MIAM  will depend on the complexity of the dispute. 


Disputes around child arrangements can range between 2-4 hours in length. 


All issues mediation involving children and financials can range between 6-8 hours in length. 


We offer 2 hourly sessions. 

FAQs

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Q) Do I need a mediation certificate before making an application to Family Court?


A) Yes you do require a mediation certificate which can be requested after attending a MIAM (mediation information and advice meeting).  Exemptions to attending a MIAM: evidence of domestic abuse, bankruptcy order, evidence of criminal proceedings. 


Q) What is a MIAM?

A) A  MIAM is a mediation, information and advice meeting with a trained Family Mediator 


Q) How long is mediation?

A) Depending on the issue can range between 2 - 8 hours. Each mediation session is 2 hours in duration. 


Q)When do I pay for the mediation sessions?

A) Each mediation session is paid by BACS (bank automated clearing  service)  in advance of each session



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