Parenting For Divorce - Classroom (English).
Live parenting classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Please call (954-438-5661) for further information.
10031 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33024
Upstairs Conference Room
(954) 438 5661
This is a mandatory 4-hour program for parents who are separated, divorcing or involved in paternity actions and they have minor children (under 18 years). This class teaches parents about divorce and how their options and their decisions could affect their lives and the lives of their children. Pre-registration is required for this class. Approved indigent status is accepted at a reduced fee of $20.
This is the classroom version of the "Parenting for Divorce" course. You must be present for at least 4 hours to complete this course and receive your "Certificate of Completion".
Florida Statutes (61.21 F.S.), make it a requirement for divorcing parents with minor children and those who are involved in paternity actions to take a 4-hour parenting course before final judgment is rendered, unless they obtain special exemptions from the courts. Parenting courses must be approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families and each curriculum must fulfill the “Parent Education and Family Stabilization” requirements of the Florida Statutes. Parenting classes are required before divorce is granted and before paternity actions are finalized in many other areas of the United States.
The beneficial nature of parenting and divorce education classes in assisting both adults and children is well-known. Through these classes, parents receive valuable information about divorce and how it could affect them and their children. They also learn skills that they can use to help themselves and their children adjust appropriately to this major loss.
Some divorce-related matters that are addressed in parenting classes include the following:
•Basic information about divorce
•The impact of divorce on adults and children
•How parents can help themselves and their children cope effectively with divorce
•Parents’ and Children’s basic needs
•The stages of grief and loss
•Parenting during divorce and co-parenting afterwards
•Basic divorce-related concepts such as: time-sharing, parenting plans and mediation
•Child abuse and neglect
•Communicating effectively after divorce
•Available community resources to assist parents and children
This parenting class is also available on the Internet. Parents should be aware, however, that online parenting classes are not accepted in all jurisdictions. Therefore, before deciding to enroll in an online course; parents should check with their attorneys or with the Clerk of the Courts Office in the jurisdiction in which their legal action was filed, to ensure that courses taken online will be accepted.
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