Parenting Class

This Class is Two Required Classes in One:

  • The Parenting Class tells you about children and divorce and about children’s needs at different ages, to help you make decisions in your children’s best interest.
  • The Mediation Education Class explains mediation and how to prepare.
  • The two classes are offered at the same time, for your convenience.

More Information:

  • Who is required to attend:  People who have one or more minor children (under 18) involved in their legal case.
  • Do you need to attend together?  No.
  • What you’ll learn:
    • the needs of children of separated parents at different ages;
    • parenting skills for divorced or separated parents;
    • the financial responsibilities of parents following divorce; and
    • how to prepare for mediation.
  • Time:  4 or 4 1/2 hours, depending on the provider.
  • When:  Within 45 days of the date the petition was filed and before mediation.
  • Where:  At one of the locations below. You only attend ONE session. It includes both classes.
  • Cost:  $60 per person. One fee covers both required classes. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early so you can pay before the session starts.
  • Requirements for reduced fee:  If you can provide proof of income by showing your Food Stamps, SSI or Title XIX card or if you can provide proof that your attorney is not charging you for services, you are eligible for a reduced class fee of $20. Otherwise, you pay the full fee of $60. This policy took effect February 1, 2014.
  • How to Register:  Look at the schedule below and decide which time and location works best for you. To register: Go online or call the number listed below. Leave a voice message with the information they ask for. NOTE: Some agencies will NOT call you back to confirm.

Class Locations

This class is currently only offered online. Please use the following provider to find a time that works for your schedule.

Parenting Solutions
Please contact Parenting Solutions by visiting their website (link below) for their class schedule. You may register online. For financial aid call:1-877-665-2120.

Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa

319-248-1940 |
509 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240

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