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I am sorry you had to go through that and more so for your daughter. The mediator acted in an unprofessional manner and when along with him I would advise him of the same. Note necessarily in front of other parties except your attorney if you are represented. She should have dealt with this before hand by explaining (I don't know child' age) that children should not be involved in adult proceeding nor deal with adult problems. As such, she should have advised before hand and/or your attorney that you should confirm that the mediator wants the child present. Most Judges handles this with professionalism by calling just the parents and their attorneys or just attorneys back to his chambers. There not in front of other he might remind the party of the Court's rule (most have strict rules about bring a child to an adult proceeding unless the Judge request it. He/she would then tell parent or attorney's to go back explain that the child can't attend and have them make arrangements for care as needed.
I can understand the mediator not wanting her/him there, but she should have handled much better. There is nothing that would have stopped you from having her meet dad after mediation out side or at a public place and mediator should have professionally explained this.
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Please ask follow ups as needed. To answer your question No she should not have handled it in a way that upset you or child
I should have said "when alone with her"
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