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The FAMILY CONCILIATION COURT provides mediation, parent education and conciliation counseling.
Mediation is provided to parents with minor children, involved in disputes concerning divorce, legal separation, paternity or post-decree matters, with the goal of determining Legal Decision-Making and Parenting Time.
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 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.
Cost and Registration
The cost of the class is $30.00. Each party must pay the $30.00 class fee and preregister prior to attending the Parenting Class. Class fees are to be paid directly to the Clerk of the Court in person at 100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603 or 100 Colonia de Salud, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. Payment may be in cash, credit/debit, money order or cashiers check. Payments may be submitted by mail with an enclosed money order or cashiers check for $30.00, payable to CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT to PO Drawer CK, Bisbee, AZ 85603. Write your court case number and "Parent Information Program Fee" on the money order or cashiers check. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope to have your receipt mailed to you.
Parents will not be permitted to register for the class, until the fee is paid. Registration can be completed either online using the link below, or calling the office at 520-432-8485. Bring your photo I.D. with you to class. 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***
|September 21, 2019||7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
|October 5, 2019||7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603|
|October 26, 2019||7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
|November 16, 2019||7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603|
|November 23, 2019||7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
|December 7, 2019||7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603|
|December 14, 2019||7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||100 Colonia de Salud, Building A, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635|
Parenting Class DVD
Parents who reside out of the State of Arizona, may be permitted to complete the course via DVD. We will mail you an envelope containing a DVD, a booklet (for you to keep) and a quiz/survey (that must be returned with the DVD), once confirmation that the $30 fee has been made to the Clerk of the Court. Please call our office at 520-432-8485 to request a DVD. DVD's are also available in Spanish.
Conciliation counseling is conducted by a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for spouses who are experiencing an ongoing conflict, which might lead to divorce or separation. Conciliation Counseling helps spouses take time out to give thoughtful consideration to either reconcile or end a relationship.