Fast Track MIAMs: Your Path to Resolution

Fast Track MIAM

National Family Mediation Service Sheffield

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What is an Express MIAM?

National Family Mediation Service Sheffield Express MIAMS are tailored mediation sessions aimed at promptly aiding families embroiled in urgent disputes or crises. These sessions play a pivotal role in the mediation process, allowing parties to attain clarity regarding their circumstances and explore viable paths towards resolution.

Our Express MIAMS mediation service guarantees swift access for families seeking mediation, especially in times of pressing need. This rapid intervention proves indispensable in situations where delaying resolution is not an option and immediate attention is imperative.

The Importance of Fast Track MIAMS


In family matters, timely resolution is crucial as delays can create further tensions and escalate conflicts. Express MIAMS offer families the opportunity to address issues promptly, preventing them from spiralling out of control.


The uncertainty and anxiety stemming from family conflicts can significantly impact everyone involved. Offering access to mediation information, a fast-track MIAMS service can alleviate stress and facilitate a speedy resolution.


Family disagreements have the potential to strain relationships and create divides. We work to resolve disputes through fostering open communication and fostering mutual understanding, thus safeguarding vital family bonds.

Express MIAM - How it works

National Family Mediation Service Sheffield Fast Track MIAM - The Process

Are you caught in a dispute with your former partner that can’t afford to wait? Do you urgently need a C100 form? If you’re seeking a MIAM but require expedited service, through our fast track service, National Family Sheffield Express MIAMs service offers swift support, ensuring you can address your concerns promptly and effectively. Here’s how the assessment meeting will proceed: During the meeting, participants have the opportunity to express their perspectives, identify common ground, and explore potential solutions.

1. Swift Booking: Click the “Book Your Express MIAM Now” button above to schedule your Urgent MIAM appointment, or visit our contact details page. Our team will contact you within a few hours to arrange a suitable time slot, with the possibility of scheduling your MIAM within 24 hours.

2. Virtual Appointment Setup: Once your fast track MIAMS appointment is confirmed, one of our experienced accredited family mediation team members will confirm your meeting time. Your MIAM assessment meeting session will take place via Zoom and last for 60 minutes.

3. Form Release: After the meeting, we’ll provide you with the signed Form A (for finances), C100 (for parenting), or both, depending on your situation and needs. This enables you or your appointed solicitor to promptly file an application to initiate court proceedings. Your mediator will discuss which mediation certificate you require and if necessary, help you schedule a new MIAM appointment to ensure the certificate is valid for your court proceedings.

4. Additional Forms: Depending on your circumstances, you may need a form FM1. Your accredited family mediator will advise you accordingly and guide you through the necessary steps.

5. Prompt Documentation: Within 24 hours of your Fast Track MIAM meeting, you’ll receive the signed relevant forms required for your family court submission, minimizing any delay in your legal proceedings.

6. Inviting the Other Party: Recognizing the importance of involving all parties in mediation, we’ll reach out to the other party within 24 hours of your session to invite their participation in mediation, except in exceptional circumstances such as domestic abuse.

7. International Coverage: With the accessibility of Zoom meetings, our joint MIAM service extends worldwide, allowing you to access Urgent MIAM sessions from anywhere in the world.

8. Validity Period: The Form A or C100 provided to you remains valid for four months from the date of your MIAM or last mediation session, providing ample time to pursue resolution through mediation or the court system.

9. Minimum Duration: Your MIAM session with NFMS Sheffield will last a minimum of 45 minutes to ensure you and your former partner receive the necessary mediation information, as required by our governing body.

10. Suitable for Urgent Cases: Tailored to handle urgent applications and priority cases, our Express MIAM service offers a timely and effective resolution pathway for you and your former partner.

11. Simultaneous Court Application: You have the option to proceed with a court application while exploring mediation with the other party, if deemed suitable for your situation.

Don’t allow your family dispute to linger. With an Urgent MIAM meeting with National Family Mediation Service Sheffield you can take strides toward resolution without delay. Book your appointment now, provide your contact details, and let us guide you through the express mediation process swiftly and efficiently.

Your Guide to Express MIAMs

1. Starting Contact: The process kicks off when either you or the other party reaches out to our team. This contact can be made via phone, email, or by submitting our online form. You can find our contact details on our website.

2. Arranging the Meeting: Upon receiving the request for an Express MIAMS, our mediation team will contact you to set up the meeting at the earliest convenience for all involved parties.

3. Preparing for the Meeting: Before the session, participants are encouraged to gather relevant information and reflect on their concerns and objectives. This preparation ensures that the joint session is productive and focused on addressing key issues.

4. The Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM): The Express MIAMS session typically will be one to two hours and is facilitated by a trained family mediator. Participants are provided with a platform to explore potential solutions.

5. Evaluation and Next Steps: Following your Express MIAMS, your mediator evaluates the suitability of mediation for the specific circumstances and discusses potential courses of action with the participants. 

6. Follow up: After your MIAMS, you have access to ongoing assistance from the mediator This could involve additional mediation sessions, counselling, or referrals to pertinent support services.