| Requirements and Timeline
Pursuant to 14-10-123.7 CRS, if the parties have minor children (under the age of 18) of this relationship, the court finds it would be beneficial to the parties and in the best interests of the minor child(ren) for the parties to complete a program in co-parenting.
The parties shall immediately enroll in the “Partners in Parenting” class. The parties shall complete the class within 40 days of receipt of the Notice and Order Requiring Co-Parenting Classes (this is included in the forms packet you purchase when filing a divorce OR it will be given to you at the time of filing your case).
Failure to comply with taking this parenting class may result in the issuance of sanctions by the Court such as canceling hearings pertaining to your case or restricting participation of the non-complying party at the hearing. In addition the Court may issue an order to show cause why the non-complying party should not be found in contempt of court. If a party is found to be in contempt of court he/she may be fined and/or put in jail.
The Petitioner is responsible for notifying the respondent/co-petitioner of the parenting class order. Accordingly, Petitioner shall serve or mail to their spouse a copy of the Order and information sheet. Petitioner shall file with the Court a return of service showing the Notice was served OR a certificate of mailing verifying notification to the spouse.
Class Information and Registration
WE HAVE NEW PARENTING CLASS PROVIDERS IN 2018. YOU MAY PICK FROM THIS APPROVED LIST ONLY:
CASA Of Mesa County: Click here for schedule and sign up information.
Parent University: Click here for schedule and sign up information.
Listen2Kids (online only) Parents must obtain permission from the court to take an online parenting class. Click here to view the website.
Due to the classes’ participatory nature, both parents will not be permitted to attend the same session. Choose the class type that best fits your needs:
Register for a standard co-parenting class if your relationship with your child’s other parent is marked by the following:• Low conflict between parents
• Generally amicable relationship
• Desire to cooperate
• Ability to cooperate
Topics covered include:
• Children’s reaction to divorce
• Becoming a co-parenting team
• Talking to children about their feelings
• Transitions that work
• What to expect in the future