Many California courts require that divorcee parents take parenting classes
to understand how to best care for their families following a split. There
are a variety of different types of parenting classes that are sometimes
required of divorcing couples.
These include everything from basic programs to intensive courses for families
that have difficulties that affect their lives. Most courts require couples
to complete parenting classes before the judge will issue the final divorce
decree. If one parent fails to take the classes, he or she may be denied
custody or visitation until the individual is in compliance with the law.
This means that taking these classes can be an essential step towards getting
custody of your children in a court case. Parents in divorce cases are only allowed
to attend parenting classes that have been approved by the court. At the
start of a case, both spouses are provided a list of approved parenting
class programs. They have to choose one that is at a convenient time and
location and make every effort to attend.
Courts throughout the United States have been requiring parenting classes
for divorcees since the late 1980's. The goal of parenting classes
is to present parents with the tools needed to care for children in a
post-divorce environment. Sometimes children will have a difficult period
of adjustment when they are dealing with the split. They may have a difficult
time understanding why their parents are separated, and may believe that
they are responsible.
If you want more information about mandatory parenting classes, then you
need to contact a Los Angeles family attorney today. At Claery & Green,
the attorney can tell you whether or not you are required to take one
of these classes and how to work through your case if you do need to do
so. Hire the firm today to learn more!