Harris County Parenting Class

PARENTING CLASS REQUIREMENT

All parents who are parties in divorce cases with suits affecting the parent-child relationship or original suits affecting the parent child relationship are subject to the following Harris County Local Rule:

RULE 12. PARENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING

12.1 Except for good cause shown, in all divorces joined with suits affecting the pa rent-child relationship, the court shall require parents to attend an educational program for divorcing pa rents. In its discretion, the court may also refer parents involved in modification or enforcement litigation, or a child involved in any type of custody litigation, to an education course or for counseling. In protective order cases authorized by Chapter 85, Tex. Fam. Code, the court may refer a party to a batterers' treatment program.

ADOPTION CASES AND MODIFICATION CASES NO LONGER REQUIRE A PARENTING CLASS BUT THE COURT MAY SO ORDER

PLEASE NOTE that some of the Harris County Family District Courts may not accept the Online Parenting Course.

SUGGESTED PARENTING CLASSES

I . Children Cope
2. Escape
713-952-COPE (2673)
713-942-9500
3. Children in the Middle713-468-8356
4. Parents Apart281-333-5866
5. Family Education Institute713-688-9122
6. Centro Infimtil De Pelchin713-730-2335
7. Stop the Conflict713-520-5370
8. Building New Beginnings (Escape Center)713-942-9500
9. Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center281-446-2615
10. Putting Kids First888-777-2298 EXT. 221
11. www.positiveparentingthroughdivorce.com
12. www.parentingpartnerships.com
13. www.outtingkidsfirst.org
14. www.txparent.com
15. www.parentingclassonline.com
16. www.onlineparentingprograms.com
17. www.parentingchoice.com