Is mediation compulsory?

Family mediation is a voluntary process that a couple going through a separation or divorce can utilise to help them reach an amicable resolution in a non-confrontational, safe and supported way. You do not have to attend mediation, but it is always worthwhile considering mediation as an option as it can be very cost effective, and can avoid significant conflict, especially for parents trying to agree arrangements for their children.

Although mediation is voluntary, for most people who are engaged in family court proceedings, it is a requirement to attend a MIAM, unless you can satisfy one of the Court’s exemptions.

For more information about mediation, to organise a MIAM, or to book a free initial no obligation appointment with a trained mediator, telephone Rowlinsons Solicitors on 01928 735333 and ask to speak with the family department.

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