Me and the father have been separated 3 months his new girlfriend who he was having an affair with who is the reason why me and my 7 year old are in therapy has felt comfortable enough to now go to my daughter's therapy appointments with the father and wait In the waiting area. My daughter mentioned she was uncomfortable with her also being there since she is everywhere with them on there weekend with dad Should I bring this up in mediation? that my daughter feels uncomfortable also I am filing a civil harassment due to her trying to provoke me at child exchange she does not respect or feel she is overstepping to soon and getting to involved in my daughter's routines. Can I bring all this up In mediation ?
Yes, you can and should bring all of this up in mediation. Generally speaking, unless the therapist specifically asks to see the girlfriend (and even then, if you object it will not happen) she really does not have a role here.
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Actually in the room with the patient and therapist or just providing transportation? If the former, I would inquire with the therapist. If the latter, this should not be an issue.
I concur with my colleague. You certainly can bring this up in mediation. Make sure express how this is affecting your child. Certainly the girlfriend should not be at the therapy sessions. You may want to speak with an experienced family law attorney in your area to assist you in this matter. Good luck.
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