These exemptions are domestic violence, concerns with child protection, agency, attending the previous meetings etc. If one of the above exemptions applies to you, you do not have to attend the meeting.
Rhino Family Mediation makes sure that all the formalities are fulfilled and if you approach the court into the matter, the mediator will help you to fulfil the documentation that is required to complete the proceedings. See the fees here
You can evaluate the options you have in the meeting to resolve the disputes. Mediators help the parents to maintain the best balance between their work life and the new family.
So, the Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting is very important as this may be the first time for the parents are going through a separation and they must know how the whole process works.