Reducing the Risk of Harm to Your Children: If your case goes to trial, it is likely that the parties will have to give testimony that will be upsetting to each other. As the conflict increases, the relationship between you and your spouse inevitably deteriorates. This can be harmful to your children. Mediation allows open and constructive communication in order to seek an agreement that is best for the children decided by the two people that know the children best. After a successful Mediation process the parents in many cases improve their co-parenting relationship.