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Anyone wishing to make an application to the Family Court must first consider family mediation and attend a MIAM meeting. The other party, the respondent to the application, should also attend a MIAM.


The mediators’ code of practice stipulates that all clients entering into a joint mediation must first attend an assessment meeting (MIAM).


There are some exemptions, including:

  • Proven incident/s of domestic violence

  • Child protection concerns that are either being actively managed or the subject of a current investigation

  • An urgent need due to a risk of harm

  • Lack of contact details for the other party

  • Disability which would prohibit the ability of one or all of the parties to attend a MIAM

  • Previous MIAM attendance or exemption

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