Mediation Sessions

After the MIAM, if you all agree to try mediation, you will need to attend mediation sessions - usually 1.5 hours to 2 hours each. The length and number of sessions will depend on your situation and you can request that your mediation takes place in separate rooms (in a physical building or online).  Most of our mediation takes place online although face to face mediation can be requested in some West London areas.

When an agreement is reached, the mediator will write it down in a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ so that everyone is clear about what has been decided. Agreements made in mediation can be made legally binding by a court if both you and your ex-partner agree.
This is sometimes useful if arrangements are meant to run over a period of time, such as child maintenance payments, or if you want something a little more formal to help you both stick to your agreement. Some people going through mediation find it helpful to have legal support to advise them. Legal Aid may be available to help pay for this.