Acronym for a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting. With effect from 22 April 2014 it is compulsory for anyone wanting to make a relevant family court application to first attend a MIAM with an appropriately qualified mediator to find out about mediation and other non-court options. There are limited exceptions when attendance at a MIAM is not required. However, ordinarily, the court will not issue or otherwise deal with an application if the applicant has not attended a MIAM.