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Mediator neutrality is one of the most crucial qualities of a good mediator.  Mediators are trained to understand and deal with any biases they may have without letting it interfere with the process of the mediation.  Couples should select a mediator based on clear criteria: education, training, years of practice, professional background, membership in family mediation organizations and certification in family mediation. If a mediator is selected in this way it is more likely that they will have had extensive training and experience in dealing with issues of neutrality.  If a husband or wife feels that the mediator is biased or is “acting” in a biased way, it is most useful if that person can verbalize their concerns and have a discussion with the mediator about it. It may be a miscommunication or misunderstanding that can be addressed.

Massachusetts family law and divorce mediator, Attorney Tracy Fischer has offices in Danvers and Needham, Massachusetts. She provides divorce mediation and family law services to individuals and families throughout the Boston Metro region including Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Burlington, Danvers, Gloucester, Marblehead, Newton, Needham, Peabody, Salem, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and Wilmington, Massachusetts.