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What Are Co-Parenting Classes?

This is Todd Burnham, the Founding Partner of Burnham Law, and an experienced family law lawyer with a superb record. This post will help you understand the ins and outs of Co-Parenting Classes.

Co-Parenting Classes – What are those?

Coparenting classes are classes to help you learn how to effectively co-parent. Co-Parenting Classes are a mandatory step that is required prior to any divorce with children in Colorado. If either party skips the class then the divorce case will get pushed out and prolonged.

Why should you go to a Co-Parenting Class

There are two main reasons to go to the Co-Parenting Class.

First: It’s a beneficial class that will educate you on useful skills you will need while raising your child in this new dynamic. Learning the tools provided in the class and utilizing them will help you and your children.

Second: It shows good faith. Skipping your Co-Parenting class will not only prolong your divorce case but it will look bad on you when the case is heard, especially if the other party has attended the classes. If the other party doesn’t attend but you do, your case is still going to be pushed out but you’ll be in a better position when it is heard.

The goal here isn’t to make the other party look bad, but to demonstrate to the court that you are putting in the effort, regardless of what the other party does. Every little bit will help your case.

Contentious Divorces

Who will look better when the case is heard? The party that is attending the co-parenting class or the party that isn’t?

The goal here isn’t to make the other party look bad, but to demonstrate to the court that you are putting in the effort, regardless of what the other party does. Every little bit will help your case.

Optics are very important in these cases. You want to let the other party be themselves, whether they attend the classes or not. What you want to do is demonstrate that you’re putting in the effort by attending the classes and also show that you’re learning by implementing the lessons of the classes and utilizing the tools.

If the other party isn’t doing this, you will look better, and that matters to the court.

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Leslie
Shafer

Senior Associate

Colorado Springs

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