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Mandatory Parent Education Program for Divorcing Parents with Minor Children in Massachusetts

Child - balloons.jpgDivorcing couples are usually most concerned about their children. How will my children adjust to the change in our family structure? How will I effectively co-parent with my soon to be ex? When and how should we tell the kids? What questions will they ask? My ex is placing the children in the middle! For these reasons and more, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court requires parents of minor children to complete a mandatory parent education class.  The parenting class is designed to educate parents on the effects of divorce on children and offers co-parenting tips for the couple post-divorce 

Since it is a requirement, most Judges will not enter a final Judgment of Divorce Nisi until both parties have filed the parenting class certificates with the court.

The mandatory parenting class is five hours long, generally spread over two evenings of 2.5 hours each. At the end of the class, you will receive a certificate for filing with court. Parents must attend separate classes to avoid any potential awkwardness.

Should you be in the midst of a divorce or contemplating divorce, contact the Law Offices of Renee Lazar either through email or telephone 978-844-4095 to schedule a FREE one hour no obligation to discuss your situation.

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