What happens next?

You apply by completing a mediation referral. Following receipt you will be offered a Mediation Information and Assessment Appointment (MIAM) either together or on your own to discuss the process and any concerns you may have about meeting your former partner. The mediator will also give you an estimate of the cost. If you wish to be assessed for mediation funding you will be referred to a mediator accredited by the Family Mediation Council and if assessed as eligible for funding your mediation costs will be paid by the Legal Aid Agency.