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Parenting Class Information

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PARENTING CLASSES

If your case involves children, the courts require that you take a parenting class and file a Certificate of Completion with the court.  Some courts require that this class be completed prior to any hearing or entry of Temporary Orders.  Some courts will not finalize your case until the parenting class is completed and the certificate is on file.  Some courts will refuse to enter any order that gives a non-compliant parent any access to the children unless and until this requirement is met.  Still others will not enforce any possession orders if the complaining parent has not fulfilled this requirement.  Therefore, it is extremely important that you comply with this requirement as soon as possible.  The requirement to attend and complete a parenting class can generally be found in the local rules of each county.

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WE STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPLETING THE COURT ORDERED PARENTING CLASSES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Parenting Classes Resource List

To aid our clients or members of the community visiting our website we provide this list of courses containing seminars/classes that have been previously accepted by the courts.  Some of the seminars are taught in a classroom setting in which you attend in person.  Other courses are online offerings that may be more convenient for those with a busy schedule or those who have difficulty obtaining child care.  Children are generally NOT allowed to attend with you at most parenting seminars.  While both you and your spouse will be required to complete a parenting class, you are not required to attend the same class or use the same provider as your spouse.

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WHILE WE PROVIDE THIS LIST FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE MAKE NO PROMISE THAT ALL COURSES LISTED ARE ACCEPTED BY EVERY COURT. ONCE YOU IDENTIFY A COURSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO CONFIRM WITH YOUR COURT THAT YOUR COURSE CHOICE IS ACCEPTED BY THE PRESIDING JUDGE PRIOR TO REGISTERING.

We strive to update this page once every six months, however, be aware that individual providers may change course details without our knowledge.  It is your obligation to read seminar advertising carefully to ensure that you have selected a course that is right for your situation.

Parenting Classes – Classroom setting

Brazoria County

For Kid's Sake

4-hour sessions are offered on various dates each month

Youth & Family Counseling Services

801 Buchta Road Angleton, TX 77515

(979) 849-7751

Mail Payment to:

801 N. Buchta Rd. Angleton, TX. 77515

To register call (979) 864-1577, (979) 388-1577 or (281) 756-1577

Classes for Divorce or Custody Cost $35 per person.

They only accept credit cards online at www.yfcs.org.


Fort Bend County

“Helping Children Cope With The Effects of Divorce”“Helping Children Cope With The Effects of Divorce”

provided by DePelchin Children's Center

4-hour sessions are offered on various dates each month at these locations:

Location in Fort Bend County: 10435 Greenbough Drive, Stafford, TX 77477 (this class is held in the Ft. Bend Regional Council conference room located across the parking lot from the DePelchin Children's Center Ft. Bend location).

Spanish classes available

$25 for registration and materials

Galveston County

“For Kid's Sake”

4-hour sessions are offered on various dates each month at these locations

Galveston County Justice Center

Suite 600 59th Street 1st floor (Jury Assembly Room)

Galveston, Texas 77551

(409) 765-2601

Fax (409) 765-2905

College of the Mainland

(1200 Amburn Road (Technical Vocational Building)

Texas City, Texas 77591 (409) 938-1211

Fees: Galveston County Resident $40.00

Out –Of –County Resident $50.00


Harris County

“Helping Children Cope With The Effects of Divorce”

provided by DePelchin Children's Center

4-hour sessions are offered on various dates each month at these locations

4950 Memorial Dr, Houston 77007

1300 Bay Area Blvd, Houston 77058

5309 Decker Dr, Baytown 77521

Spanish classes available $25 for registration and materials


“Stop the Conflict” provided by Mastery of Life

4-hour sessions are offered from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. $45

Location: La Quinta Inn, 4015 Southwest Fwy (at Weslayan), Houston, TX 77022


Montgomery County

“Helping Children Cope With The Effects of Divorce”

provided by DePelchin Children's Center

4-hour sessions are offered on various dates each month at these locations

Spanish classes available $25 for registration and materials

Location in Fort Bend County: 1600 Lake Front Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

“Parent Education Course”

4-hour session

provided by Counseling Center of Montgomery County

Location: United Way Building, 1600 Lake Front Circle in The Woodlands

Accepted Online Parenting Classes

Click the links below for course and registration information.

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YOU SHOULD ALSO CHECK WITH YOUR COURT PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR AN ONLINE COURSE. SOME JUDGE’S REQUIRE YOU ATTEND A PARENTING CLASS IN PERSON AND DO NOT ACCEPT ONLINE COURSES. ADDITIONALLY, SOME COURTS REQUIRE YOU HAVE YOUR CHOICE OF ONLINE COURSES APPROVED. CHECK WITH YOUR COURT PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

“Family Affairs” $39

“Parent Class Online” $29.99

“Parenting Choice” $39.99

“Parenting Partnership”  $65

“Positive Parenting Through Divorce”  $60

Spanish classes available at this link

“Putting Kids First”  $60

“Texas Cooperative Parenting Course, for Divorced and Separating Parents” $34.95

Spanish classes available

Be sure to confirm with your court whether the course you decide to take is approved as there may have been changes in their policies pertaining to approved parenting courses.

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