Parenting Class Update For Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon

This post is to summarize the current parenting class requirements for Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County courts. I previously blogged about the parenting class requirement for parents in divorce, custody, and parenting time cases. The 2008 article can be found at this link.  The rules and websites have changed, and thank you to all of the readers who let me know the old post was out of date. The current information follows:

MULTNOMAH COUNTY PARENTING CLASS

  1. What’s the class called? Parents Helping Children Cope with Family Change
  2. Who must take the class? Everyone who is a party in a domestic relations case involving minor children. (annulment, divorce, legal separation, and paternity, custody, or parenting time cases, and modifications if class not previously taken)
  3. When do I need to register? You must register within 15 days of receiving notice of the requirement to take the class, or get court permission to take an alternate class.
  4. What happens if I don’t register? The court will not enter your final judgment, or enter the judgment with a condition that you can’t enforce parenting time until you complete the class requirement.
  5. How much does the class cost? Registration costs $70, unless you register within 60 days of filing or service, in which case the cost is $55.
  6. How many classes are required? One.
  7. How often is the class held? Five times monthly.
  8. How do I get more information? Link to Multnomah County Family Court Services Parent Education Program site. 

 

CLACKAMAS COUNTY PARENTING CLASS

  1. What’s the class called? Parents Helping Children Cope with Family Change
  2. Who must take the class? All parties to an annulment, dissolution (divorce), legal separation, custody or visitation action, or post-decree litigation involving custody or visitation, where the interest of a child under the age of 18 is involved, are required to attend the class.
  3. When do I need to register?  You must register within 15 days of receiving notice of the requirement to take the class, or get court permission to take an alternate class.
  4. What happens if I don’t register? The court will not enter your final judgment, or enter the judgment with a condition that you can’t enforce parenting time until you complete the class requirement.
  5. How much does the class cost? Registration costs $70, unless you register within 15 days of filing or service, in which case the cost is $55.
  6. How many classes are required? One class, 3 1/2 hours.
  7. How often is the class held? Four to five times monthly.
  8. How do I get more information?   Link to Clackamas County Parent Education Program site.

WASHINGTON COUNTY PARENTING CLASS

  1. What’s the class called? Kids Turn
  2. Who must take the class? All parties with children under the age of 17 in family law cases.
  3. When do I need to register?  You must register within 14 days of filing, or receiving notice of the requirement to take the class.
  4. What happens if I don’t register? The court can do a variety of things. Your judge won’t be impressed with you, you may not be able to have a scheduled hearing, trial, and may have enforcement restrictions put on your judgment.
  5. How much does the class cost? Registration costs $267, unless you show financial hardship.
  6. How many classes are required? Four 90 minute workshops.
  7. How often is the class held? Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3 different locations. Link to current class schedule. 
  8. How do I register, contact the class providers, and get more information? Link to The Family Law Education Program Of Washington County.

 

 

 

About Sean Stephens

By Sean Stephens Google + Sean Stephens is divorce and family law lawyer, and a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Sean Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. You can find more about Sean Stephens at Stephens & Margolin LLP Follow him
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2 Responses to Parenting Class Update For Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon

  1. Veronica Sizer says:

    Can you advise me on the matter of filing the second part of a divorce after your husband has filed his own petition with requests?

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