The FAMILY CONCILIATION COURT offers the following services: Parent Information Program, Conciliation Counseling and Mediation. These services are for those parents with minor children involved in the following situations: If the case involves a minor child or children, and is an action for Dissolution of Marriage; Legal Separation; or Paternity with a Request to Determine Custody, Parenting Time or Child Support.
PARENT INFORMATION PROGRAM
Pursuant to ARS §§25-352, both the Petitioner and the Respondent must attend and complete the Domestic Relations Education of Children's Issues Class (Parent Information Program). The Respondent must register for and complete the course whether or not a "Response" or "Answer" to the Petition/Complaint is filed. You do NOT have to attend the class with the other parent. This is not a parenting skills class. The purpose of the Parent Information Program is to educate parents about the impact of divorce and separation on children, the importance of continued involvement of both parents after family restructuring, and the effects of court involvement on the lives of children and families.
Attendance is required.* (ARS §§ 25-352).
ATTENDANCE AT THE PARENT INFORMATION CLASS IS REQUIRED BY LAW AND BY THIS COURT. IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE CLASS, THE JUDGE MAY NOT SIGN YOUR PAPERS AND YOU MAY NOT GET THE THINGS YOU ASKED THE COURT TO DO. THE JUDGE MAY ALSO FIND YOU IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. * If you have completed this class and received a Certificate of Completion in the past, you are not required to attend again unless ordered to do so by the judge.
You must register for the class in advance. You should register for the class as soon as you can. Registration can be done either online using the link below or calling the office at 520-432-8485. The cost of the class for each parent is $30.00 and must be paid in the form of a money order. Please bring payment on your scheduled class date. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in. ***Please note: there must be at least 8 people registered in order for the class to take place. If this minimum is not met, class will be cancelled and you will receive a call notifying you of the cancellation***
|7:45am - 12:00pm||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
|7:45am - 12:00pm||100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603|
|October 14, 2017||7:45am - 12:00pm||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
|October 28, 2017||7:45am - 12:00pm||100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603|
|November 18, 2017||7:45am - 12:00pm||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
|December 2, 2017||7:45am - 12:00pm||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
|December 9, 2017||7:45am - 12:00pm||100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603|
Online Class: At this time none of the parenting classes offered online are approved through Cochise County Superior Court. If you decide to pay and take a class online, your certificate of completion may be not be accepted.
Parenting Class DVD
For parents who are unable to attend a Saturday class, we offer the option of completing the course via DVD. We will mail you an envelope containing a DVD, a booklet (for you to keep) and a quiz (that must be returned with the DVD). The cost of this option is $30 and payment must be submitted in the form of a money order before receiving a DVD. Please call our office at 520-432-8485 to request a DVD. DVDs are also available in Spanish.