Custody mediation?


#1

What you agree on during court-ordered custody “mediation” – is that considered permanent? What happens later in court if it is determined that adultery has been committed? Can the custody be modified?

And I was told that mediation does not involve child support issues. If my husband and I agree on “joint” custody (alternating weeks) during mediation, would there be any child support to pay by either of us (if the child stays with each parent equally)?


#2

The mediation is set up so that the parties may attempt to reach a resolution of custody issues and visitation. Adultery is not normally considered as a factor in custody cases, unless the paramour is a danger to the children.

The amount of child support will depend on your respective incomes, the schedule is a factor as well, but normally there is some support whether or not weeks are alternated. There is a child support calculator on this website which you may use to get an estimate of support in your particular case.