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Frequently Asked Questions about Locally Offered DT Classes

 


How does taking this class benefit me?
The simplest answer to this question is that the Court ordered you to attend the class. If you do not comply with the order it is your responsibility to explain to the judge or magistrate why you did not. Aside from the court order there is a much more important benefit for you and your child. Parenting after divorce is not something that most people instinctively know how to do. In the past there have been few resources for divorcing parents to learn how to be effective and involved parents following the breakup of a marriage or significant relationship. Even the term co-parent is relatively new. At a time when many parents' feelings are at an all time high and resources an all time low, there is an expectation that you will be able to make good decisions about parenting your children for the remainder of their growing up years. This seems slightly unreasonable to us. That's where the class can help by providing information, support and perhaps new ideas to assist parents in making the best decisions for everyone.


How will the court know that I attended a class?
At the end of the class, you will receive a class attendance certificate for your records. If your case is in the 8th Judicial District ( Larimer County ) once you have attended the class and your fee is paid, we provide the court clerk with a copy of your certificate of attendance. This certificate is placed in your court file so the judge or magistrate will see that you have complied with the order to attend the class.

If your case is in a location other than Larimer County, it is your responsibility to send the clerk of the court in that district a copy of your certificate of attendance. Please let us know and we will give you both copies of your attendance certificate.

If you have taken a class in another location and your case is in this district, mail or fax (970-407-0646) a copy of your attendance certificate to us at Divorce Transitions and we will see to it that the information is given to the clerk of the court to be placed in your case file.



My child's other parent is living in another state.
Does he/she still have to take this class?

Divorce Transitions is not in a position to make the determination that a person is not obligated to follow an order of the court. If you have a question about this, we urge you to consult with your attorney or the court. Classes similar to the ones offered by Divorce Transitions are offered in every state and in virtually every case are accepted in Larimer County. Contact the clerk of the court in your location for a listing of the classes offered in that area. Once an out of state parent has taken a class it is his/her responsibility to send the completion certificate to the clerk of the court in Larimer County.


My child's other parent is completely out of the picture.
Do I have to take this class?

Divorce Transitions is not in a position to make the determination that a person is not obligated to follow an order of the court. If you have a question about this, we urge you to consult with your attorney or the court. When one parent is not involved in their child's life it can still be helpful for the other parent to learn what the experience is like for their child; how to talk about the missing parent; how to deal with extended family etc.





My child is 17 years old. Do I still have to take the class?
The court order states that parents with children under the age of 19 must attend this class. If you have a question about this, we urge you to consult with your attorney or the court. We are not in a position to change a court order.



If my divorce is in another county/state will this class meet the requirements?
In most cases it will. To be sure, please contact the clerk of the court in your area.



If we stop the court proceedings, do we still have to take the class?
No. Please let us know and we will happily refund your class fee minus a $10 administrative charge. We extend you our best wishes.


I am not getting a divorce but was ordered to take this class. Why?
Sometimes the court orders these classes when there is a parenting time or custody dispute. This may apply to parents who were never married or grandparents who may be seeking custody of grandchildren. If you aren't sure which class to take, please give us a call and together we'll discuss your options.






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