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David Hodson on International Family Law: MIAMS and international cases

Date:23 MAY 2014
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International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

One of the key changes in the family justice system on 22 April 2014 in England and Wales is the mandatory requirement to attend a mediation information and assessment meeting (known as a MIAM) before the commencement almost all family court proceedings relating to children or financial orders. This requirement has been in place since April 2011 but is now much stiffer and is likely to be strongly enforced by the courts. There has even been some suggestion that now or later applications will not be accepted by the court staff without the MIAMs certificate. Certainly it is quite likely that preliminary orders will be made to require attendance before the first hearing. Adjournments for attendance or...

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