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What do I need to prepare for my Property and Finance MIAM?

If you’ve booked an appointment for a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) and you’re not sure what you need to do ahead of the appointment, or what to bring with you then keep reading.

If you’re having an appointment online, ahead of your appointment we will send you the Zoom link and some guidance for attending an appointment online, please read this through carefully. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, practice attending a meeting with a family member or friend, make sure you have sufficient bandwidth and you’re in a quiet place perhaps with a cup of tea or coffee.

If you’re attending in person we have various offices, all of which operate social distancing and provide tea and coffee.

Your appointment is likely to last about 45minutes. The mediator will give you lots of information about family mediation and the alternatives so you can make an informed decision about whether mediation is something you want to do. They will also ask you lots of questions about the circumstances so they can decide whether mediation is a suitable process for you at this time.

In a property and finance MIAM the mediator will of course ask about your financial information. They are likely to ask you about any property you have an interest in, any savings or other capital, your income and whether you have any pension provision? They’re also likely to ask the same questions about the other party. But please don’t worry if you don’t have this information.

The mediator asks these questions because the first step of a Property and Finance mediation process is disclosure and then option development. For more information about this process please see our blog How do we sort out finances in mediation?

For more information about a Property and Finance MIAM please contact our office on 0800 058 4303 or


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