How does it work?

We hold a preliminary assessment meeting (MIAM) with each party.  Once we have seen both clients, and assuming everyone still wishes to proceed to mediation, then a series of joint meetings will be arranged where you both attend at the same time to discuss the issues.
If there have been threats or incidents of domestic violence, then the mediator should be told of this at the initial meeting so that these can be discussed and a decision made as to to whether mediation is, in fact, appropriate.
If it appears to be appropriate, we can make arrangements to see your children at a separate meeting to offer them a chance to express any views they have.