Article Tag: negotiation

A better divorce for you and your family

In April 2014 it became compulsory for separated couples to attend Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) when applying to court over matters relating to children or finances. Research carried out previous to this, in 2013, has shown that nearly two-thirds of couples who attended mediation for a children related dispute reached general agreement after… Read more »

Mediation in family separation – a way forward

Last year, the Government introduced a protocol under which any person wishing to issue family proceedings, would be required to attend an initial meeting with a mediator, known as a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting). It was hoped that by requiring people to meet with their former spouses/cohabitees before proceedings commence, that many matters… Read more »