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My name is ***** ***** I am going to see if I can assist you with your query. Let me just read your first post. I may need to ask you additional questions after I have read your initial post.
If the non mol has run out, you may not exempt from attending a MIAM (that's the requirement by law), and if you do that is when the mediator will sign your FM1 form. Different mediators charge different fees for MIAMs, so you will need to phone around a few to see who is cheapest. You won't get it done for free.
If you are exempt, then the form lists the exemptions and you can tick the one you believe is relevant.
You can find mediators here: www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk
No, you tick the exemption yourself and provide proof of your entitlement to that to the court at the first hearing. I have never had anyone be asked for proof of their entitlement to an exemption though.
It actually clearly states that you can claim some exemptions yourself, so if the exemption you think you fit is one of those, you claim it yourself, if it is one a mediator has to sign off on then you have to go to a MIAM.
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