CONTESTED DIVORCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRIS COUNTY COURT’S IN GENERAL REQUIRE PARENTS GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE OR IN SOME INSTANCES MODIFICATIONS AND ENFORCEMENTS BEFORE FINAL HEARING.

HOWEVER, MY EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN THAT IF THE MATTER IS UNCONTESTED AND EVERYONE AGREES THEN NO COURSE IS REQUIRED UNLESS YOU ARE IN THE 247TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (****HOWEVER—TO BE SURE, CALL YOUR PARTICULAR COURT TO CHECK THEIR REQUIREMENTS)

I ENCOURAGE ALL OF MY CLIENTS TO TAKE THE CLASSES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE REQUIRED BYA PARTICULAR COURT IN AN UNCONTESTED MATTER.  I ALWAYS HEAR POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM MY CLIENTS!!

You will receive a certificate verifying your attendance and you should file with the clerk of the court immediately following your class before final hearing.

These programs focus on helping you and your children cope with the issues and mental and emotional pain of divorce and/or litigation over custody.

Some programs waive or reduce fees based on your financial need*****

THIS LIST OF COURSES THAT HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE COURTS IN HARRIS COUNTY:

However, it is very important to call the court and make sure you are taking the correct course.

1.         TEXAS COOPERATIVE PARENTING COURSE

The Texas Cooperative Parenting Course, an online course made for Texans, written by a Texas Domestic Relations Office, and meet the requirements of the Texas Family Code.

The Texas Cooperative Parenting Course
c/o TXparent.com
P.O. Box 200053
Austin, Texas 78720

 

To receive brochures for your office or to learn how to adopt this program for your county or organization, please email Joan today!  512.963-0163

Cost:  $34.95

Online Course and in person in Austin only.

Offered in Spanish.

 

2.         STOP THE CONFLICT (FORMERLY DIVORCE AS FRIENDS)

http://www.masteryoflife.com/form-stc.shtml

La Quinta Inn
4015 Southwest Freeway at intersection ofWeslayan Road.

713.520.5370

 

3.         PARENTING PARTNERSHIPS

Parenting Partnerships, Inc.
222 Pennbright Rd. Suite 135
Houston, TX 77090
(281)-874-5890
Online courses offered.

http://www.parentingpartnerships.com/

 

4.         FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER HOUSTON

http://www.familyservices.org/

Family Services of Greater Houston
2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 209
Houston, TX 77098

713-861-4849

4 hour class

Spanish available

No online classes

 

5.         ESCAPE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

1721 Pech Road, Suite 300

Houston, TX  77055

 

713.942.0702

 

https://www.facebook.com/learntoparent

www.learntoparent.org

Not online course/offered in different languages

 

6.         DEPELCHIN CHILDREN’S CENTER

Main Campus
4950 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 730-2335 in Houston
(888) 730-2335 Toll Free Outside of Houston
Cost:  $65.00

Spanish available

No online classes

 

7.         CHILDREN COPE

5858 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX 77057‎

Several Locations in Houston and Richmond
713-952-2673

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ONLINE PARENTING CLASSES

NOTE: If your case is filed in the 257th court online class is not accepted.

 

1.         www.positiveparentingonline.com

866.778.3349

 

2.         www.parentingchoice.com

Phone:  786.888.9101

 

3.         www.puttingkidsfirst.org

888-300-4707

 

4.         www.family-affairs.org

No phone number –go to website