Posted By Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. on November 19, 2012
If you are in the process of divorcing in Connecticut and you have minor children, you are required by order of the court to attend Parenting Education classes. It’s not an option, it’s mandatory. In fact, there are some judges who will not finalize a divorce until both parties have provided proof of attendance to the court.
Our courts recognize that sometimes couples just can’t make a marriage work and divorce is the only option. Our courts also recognize that even if the spouses are having their differences, the divorce is about them, not about their children. Divorcing couples often lose sight of that fact. They must be reminded that being parents is forever and that interaction with one’s ex after divorce will still be necessary in order to properly raise the children. The goal of the classes, then, is to help divorcing parents work together to preserve the best interests of their shared children.
Before you sign up for a class, be sure it is approved by the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Beware that online classes probably do not qualify.
For information on the classes as well as a list of approved providers, download the free brochure. The fee per person is $125. If you can’t afford the fee, you may complete a fee waiver. If granted, you will be exempt from payment. Download the fee waiver form here.
For more information on divorce in Connecticut, download my complimentary brochure, The Divorce Process in Connecticut: An Overview.
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