When a person’s family situation changes, they may find themselves emotionally distraught and unsure of how to proceed. This tends to happen when a parent loses custody of their child or if they were granted sole custody. It isn’t easy to be the only parent taking care of one or more children and it also isn’t easy to transition into a life of not seeing your child every day even though you once did.
The state of Connecticut understands that this can be a difficult time and has implemented a resource known as the Parenting Education Program to provide parents with assistance in adjusting to these changes. These are simply classes that allow a parent to enroll when a family case is filed in court to assist them in the transition. These classes can help you better assist your children in the new custody arrangement as well as dispute resolution and ways to reduce stress for both you and your children in transitioning into life after separation.
A parent can only register for these classes within a deadline of sixty days after the family court case has been filed. Attendance in the Parenting Education Program may be required by law if you have been involved in a custody or visitation matter.
It is important to know that enrollment in this program costs each person $125. The courses are 6 hours long, but may be split into several classes to accommodate participants. You may also be required by the court to complete this program by a certain date. If this is the case, you should inform the program of your situation. If you have any questions regarding the Parenting Education Programs, you should contact an experienced family law attorney.
Judith Goldberg, Esq. is a family law attorney that serves the greater Connecticut area with quality legal services. If you need an attorney to guide you through your legal matter, contact The Law offices of Judith Goldberg today and we would be happy to assist you.