St. Louis County, St. Louis City and St. Charles Counties require divorcing parents to attend Parent Education Classes. In St. Louis County, every divorce, legal separation, paternity, or modification of a previous custody order require class attendance, too. Parent Education Classes are designed to instruct parents on the ramifications of divorce in their children’s lives. Most classes are offered in a single, two-and-a-half hour session. During the lecture, an instructor will not only help parents understand the divorce process, but provide constructive ways to help their children cope with the changes ahead.
St. Charles County offers a variety of Parent Education Classes, viewable here. Classes offered in St. Charles County include:
For security purposes, parents are not allowed to take the classes at the same time. To learn more about Parent Education Classes in St. Louis County, visit stlparenteducation.com.
Parent Education Classes are required by the court, but this isn’t the only reason divorcing parents should attend. Divorce is never easy, especially if you have children. Every child reacts differently to divorce, but common responses include anger, confusion, frustration, and sadness. It is imperative for you to provide the guidance your children need during the divorce / separation process.
You may choose to attend the class before or after you / your spouse file for divorce. If you file first, the court will provide a cause number, which may be useful during the class. Once you complete the class, the county will give you a certificate of attendance with your number to verify that you completed the required coursework. If one parent refuses to attend a required Parent Education Class, the court may take action against him / her.
If you’re considering a divorce, speak with an attorney from The Buxner Law Firm today for more information about your legal rights and options.