Does a Florida Divorce Involve Parenting Classes?

Parents who are pursuing divorce litigation are expected to take a divorce parenting class under Florida law. The class is needed because after the divorce, parental disputes occur too frequently and it can be a real challenge, especially if the divorce involves young children. The parenting class for divorce seeks to mitigate tension and provides parents with advice about how to reduce any detrimental impact that divorce can have on a child. These classes are not required to be attended with your soon-to-be former spouse. Parents may also have the option of taking the class online.

You would want to make sure you take the class that has been certified by the local authority and by the Court before signing up for the parenting class. These classes must be a minimum of four hours and they will cover a broad range of topics such as the stages of divorce, the legal process, child support, and other financial obligations, to name a few.

Upon completion of the class, a certificate to be filed with the court will be given, so that the judge understands that you have met the class obligation. Failure to complete the class can prevent finalizing the divorce and parents could be held in contempt.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family law lawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issues, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.