Parents Forever

Parents Forever is a research-based educational program designed to help parents through the process of making informed, child-supportive decisions during separation and divorce, resulting in healthy children and positive parent-child relationships.

Participant Quote

"I really think before I speak now - I wish I would have had the class earlier in my divorce."

Parents Forever is For

  • Parents who are experiencing a family transition of separation/divorce. Parents filing for divorce in Clay and Wilkin Counties are mandated to complete all 9 hours of the Parents Forever Class prior to divorce finalization.
  • Parents who are considering separation/divorce and would like to learn more about the impacts that can affect their family.
  • Parents who are divorced and are experiencing challenges co-parenting. Session II recommended.
  • Parents who have never been married and do not live together, but are having challenges co-parenting. Session II recommended.

Equal Access

The University of Minnesota Extension is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Required Class

This course meets the requirements of Minnesota legislation, which became effective in January, 1997, and updated July 2004, that mandates all parents of minor children going through a divorce, with contested custody or parenting time issues, to complete a minimum of an 8-hour divorce education program. The class is required to start within 30 days after the first filing with the court is served or as soon as classes are available. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate recognized by the court as compliance with orders to participate.

Source: House File 2642, subdivision 2

For More Information

Contact the UMN Extension Regional Office, Moorhead at 218-236-2003 or visit University of Minnesota Extension website.

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