New for Co-Parents: Online Parenting Classes Now Available

Online Co-Parenting Classes May Satisfy Court Requirements

online parenting classThere are online college degrees and virtual SAT tutoring so why not on online parenting classes? The digital age has given divorcing parents a solution to the difficulty of fitting court-ordered co-parenting classes into an already over-scheduled co-parenting life. Even if you are not required to do a co-parenting class by court order, it is a great idea to learn new techniques to parent together in difficult situations.

Online parenting class providers include:

Each online parenting class provider has a different programs and costs. Check with your court to confirm that they accept online classes for court-mandated requirements. Each court should be able to provide you with a list of accepted courses.

(The law office of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates does not recommend any one online provider over another nor attest to customer satisfaction with any of the online services. We recommend doing your homework to find the right provider for you.)

Online Parenting Classes

Most online parenting class providers offer 2-12 hour courses and some start as low as $39.99. There are a variety of classes including co-parenting class for divorcing or separating couples; high-conflict classes for co-parents that might needs anger-management strategies; and parenting skills class for parents in risk situations.

The Process

1) Verify that the court will accept your chosen program for court-required parenting education.

2) Register Online. Select the desired course, create an account and pay using a credit or debit card.

3) Attend online classes at your own pace. The Online Parenting Program website encourages “participants to allow some time between sessions to allow for reflection and practice of skills.”

4) Complete final exam online.

5) Receive a Completion Certificate

6) Submit certificate as required by your court.

Each online provider will have different registration procedures, costs and registration process. Check online for parenting classes that fit your needs.

Local Co-Parenting Classes

Some people prefer in-person parenting education, ADEPT in Oakland County offers a variety of co-parenting classes.

“Just about any divorcing couple can benefit from co-parenting education,” said Washtenaw Divorce Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler, “For many of our clients we recommend some form of counseling or parenting education even if it is not court mandated.

Benefits for Kids

The experienced attorneys at Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates have found that the children reap the rewards of having two involved, motivated, dedicated and informed parents as the divorce process progresses. “Anything that facilitates parental cooperation is a plus for kids,” says Wayne-Spindler.

For more information about co-parenting classes, contact the Milford, Michigan law office of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates at 248-676-1000. The firm helps clients with divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and post-judgment modifications throughout Southeastern Michigan including Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston and Genesee Counties. We handle cases in Milford; Highland; Hartland; White Lake; Walled Lake; Waterford; Commerce; Howell; Brighton; Linden; South Lyon; New Hudson; Wixom; Grand Blanc; Holly and many more local communities.

Written and Posted by Christine Donlon Long, Communications’ Specialist for Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates