Mediation can play a very important role in a child custody case. If you and your spouse have children and decide to separate, it will be important for you to come up with some form of co-parenting arrangement. When parents separate, simple tasks such as pick-up and drop-off from school, and running to and from extracurricular activities may become difficult to coordinate. Although these might seem like trivial issues, these are the types of things that can cause major hassles down the line. If you and your spouse are able to make suitable arrangements amongst yourselves, you may save yourself not only stress, but also expense.