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Court-Ordered Parenting Class in Panama

Child custody and care is often the most difficult struggle in an already painful divorce. When young children who are minors are involved in dissolution of marriage, Florida law requires that each parent take a parenting class. This court-ordered course is meant to help you and your family adjust and learn more about the difficult changes that lie ahead.

What is a parenting class?

According to Florida Statute 61.21, a parenting class must be at least 4 hours long. Whoever filed for the divorce is required to complete the course within 45 days of petitioning. Any other party involved is to finish the course within 45 days of the petition being served to them. Fulfilling this requirement is vital to experiencing a successful adjustment, not only for the children involved but for you as well. Not only can the course inform you about certain legal and relational aspects of the divorce, but failure to comply with this court order can result in being held in contempt of court. This can incur penalties such as losing parental responsibility.

Some parenting classes are offered online, but you have to be certain that whatever course you plan to take is up-to-date and satisfies the requirement of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Legal counsel on which course to take is greatly useful. We here at Seaton Law Offices, P.A. can help ensure that you fulfill the court's mandates so this process can go as smoothly as possible.

Benefits of the Course

An educational parenting course can familiarize you with the process and results of a divorce for parents and their children. The course can inform you on the emotional issues you and your family will face, as well as equip you with the knowledge to cope with and resolve problems. It also addresses issues of spousal and child abuse, neglect, and information on local resources for your family.

Parenting courses can provide necessary answers to matters close to your heart. They can foster an understanding of what others, especially your children, are struggling through in this process. It can also provide further help as you understand how to establish a stable environment for your children, in order to develop and keep healthy and amicable relationships.

Seaton Law Offices, P.A. Is Here to Help

We know you want what is best for your children, and we also are dedicated to protecting their best interests and yours. A parent class is one aspect of Florida law that recognizes the potential for trauma when children are involved in a divorce. Florida laws are centered on arranging a situation that is best for your children. We likewise want to work toward that end result with you. At Seaton Law Offices, P.A., our Panama City child custody attorney is dedicated to protecting your children and preserving your relationship.

Call our Panama City divorce firm today for more information.

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