The court ultimately decides what is in the best interests of a child for divorcing parents. However, if you reach your own parent time agreement, no matter what it is, the court will probably follow it. I have not seen a court second guess the parents’ time share agreements in 20 years of practicing in this area unless one of the parents disputes it. Before you go to mediation you should review the two links, “Mediation Tips” and “Custody Orders” below for a check list and ideas on what mediation offers.