Brian James, a divorce mediator in Chicago, answers:
Hopefully not. As a divorce mediator, I try to help clients resolve custody issues first and then implement the agreements as soon as possible to see how well they work for the parents and their children. If things are not going smoothly with the agreements reached through mediation, it is much better to find out and tweak the agreements before you are divorced than to find out afterwards and have to amend your divorce agreement.
Brian James is an experienced divorce and family mediator with offices throughout Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin. He runs a mediation practice, C.E.L. and Associates where his approach to mediation is client driven.