Does Texas require a parenting class for divorce?
The judge may require the parties in a divorce case to attend a parenting class. See §105.009(a), Texas Family Code. Contact your attorney or clerk of court to verify if the class is required for you.
How long are parenting classes in Texas?
A Texas parenting class must be at least four hours long. See §105.009(c), Texas Family Code. The class educates parents about the consequences of divorce on parents and children.
What happens if one parent doesn't take the parenting class?
The court may hold that parent in contempt or impose other sanctions on them. But failure to complete the class should not delay entry of the final judgment. See §105.009(g), Texas Family Code.
How much does your Texas parenting class cost?
The cost of our class is $34.99. There is NO additional cost to receive your completion certificate by email. Your certificate is emailed to you for free when you finish the class. (Some online classes charge $5 - $10 to email you the completion certificate. We do not.)
Why take the parenting class online?
It's more convenient than a live class. Taking the class online allows you to: avoid missing work; avoid paying for a babysitter; avoid the search for a live class that works with your schedule; avoid the drive to a live parenting class; avoid the public embarrassment of a live class; avoid hearing the gory details of someone else’s divorce or separation; and avoid having the teacher ask you in front of a group of strangers about the details of your own personal life.
Is this course approved in my county in Texas?
To verify the online parenting class is accepted in your county, please ask your attorney or contact your local clerk of court.
Do I need to go to your office to sign up or complete the course?
No. The course is completely online. You may register now by clicking here.
How do I receive the course completion certificate?
We email your certificate to you in PDF format when you complete the class. Just print out the certificate and file it with the court.
What is the cost of shipping?
$4.99. You may purchase the mailed certificate on the course completion page.
What is your refund policy?
Your purchase price will be refunded only if the court refuses to accept our online Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course. To obtain a refund, please provide written documentation from the court that our class was not accepted by the court (including your case number and the county where your case is pending) and your purchase will be refunded. Refunds are not granted for any other reason. Simply email a PDF of the documents from the court to us at [email protected].
Do you share my email address with others?
No. Your email address will not be used for marketing purposes and will not be shared with others.
Does this course provide mental health therapy?
The components of the parenting course are intended for educational purposes only. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute mental health therapy, give information on specific mental health disorders nor medications to treat mental health disorders. Participants are encouraged to discuss specific mental health questions with a licensed mental health therapist of their choice.
Does this course provide legal advice?
The legal component of the parenting course provides only general Texas family law principles. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute legal advice. The participant should consult with a licensed attorney for answers to specific legal questions. This course is not a substitute for consulting with an attorney.
How do I contact the course provider if I have other questions?
Can I pay for one class and have the other parent take it with me so that we don't have to pay for two separate classes?
No. Each person must pay for his or her own separate class. One student per fee paid.
Can you put the names of both parents on one certificate?
No. Each certificate will have only one name on it: the name of the individual who took the class.