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I'm attending a MIAM what should I bring along?

When you attend a MIAM you don't need to bring any information along with you. These meetings are about assessing the overall situation, finding out if mediation could work for you, to introduce you to mediation and to explain how it works. 

The detailed information will be needed in subsequent meetings. 

I think I may be eligible for Legal Aid, will I need to bring any information along?

To establish if you are eligible for legal aid for mediation, you can take a look at the Legal Aid Calculator www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid

If you would like us to assess if you are eligible for Legal Aid in your mediation assessment meeting (MIAM), you will need to bring certain documents as evidence along to this meeting. This is really important as we cannot assess you without them. Here is a current checklist of documents you will need to bring.Legal Aid Information of Clients current PDF.pdf – please note that you must bring paper copies, so that we can photocopy your evidence for our records; online or phone records are not sufficient. If you are unable to bring a paper copy, please  contact us to arrange sending an email copy prior to your assessment meeting.

If the assessment finds you are not eligible for Legal Aid, or if you are unable to produce the evidence needed to assess you, you will be charged our standard rates.

Child Only Mediation

In most situations you will not need to bring along any supporting documentation for these meetings. 

Property and Finance Issues Mediation

At the MIAM meeting you will have been given or been sent an AIM pack. This includes forms that need to be completed prior to the mediation meeting and additional information that you need to bring along. It is important that this pack is completed and brought to the mediation meeting. 

If you feel you need one of these packs but have not been given one then please contact NFMS. 

All Issues Mediation

At the MIAM meeting you will have been given or been sent an AIM pack. This includes forms that need to be completed prior to the mediation meeting and additional information that you need to bring along. It is important that this pack is completed and brought to the mediation meeting. 

If you feel you need one of these packs but have not been given one then please contact NFMS.