The answer is yes. Most child custody cases are settled outside of court, and reason why is that people tend to do better with agreements that they’ve entered into voluntarily versus agreements that are forced on them by a third party. Also, all the courts, unless there’s domestic violence involved, will order you to do mediation. You would be ordered to do mediation with a neutral third party. That’s the mediator, and the purpose of mediation is to see if you can enter into a parenting plan that resolves your situation. That is the most efficient and cheapest, really, way to resolve a child custody case.