Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have to take the parenting class?
Colorado and most other states require parents who are going through a divorce to take a parenting class so they can fully understand how divorce impacts their children. When parents understand this, they are more likely to make choices that will minimize the harmful effects of divorce on their kids.
Will this class meet the requirements for my state/jurisdiction?
The Parents Working Together class meets the requirements of the 8th Judicial Court in Colorado, and will meet requirements for most other jurisdictions. However, you should check with your local court to make sure.
How long does the class last?
The same information in the online class is provided in the in person class, which takes about 3.5 hours to complete. The online class is a self paced program so it could take you more or less time depending on your reading, comprehension and test taking abilities.
How will the court know I completed this class?
We will provide you with a certificate of completion at the end of the in person class and will email you a .pdf copy of your certificate if you have taken the class online within twenty-four business hours. Your must submit your certificate to the courts on your own either through your attorney or directly to the clerk of the court.
Note: Each class has a test that must be completed to receive your certificate. We will work with you regardless of the class format you choose to make sure you understand the concepts presented so you can pass the evaluation in a timely manner.
I feel I have special circumstances and should not have to take this class. What do I do?
We are not able to tell you that you do not have to take the class. If you have questions, you should talk with your attorney or the court. If you choose ignore the court's order and not take a parenting class, you are responsible for explaining your actions to the court.
I didn't receive my instructions on how to access the class.
The instructions are on your receipt, which is sent immediately upon purchase to the email address you provide. This email may be sent to your spam folder depending on your email settings, which happens more often with hotmail accounts, so please check there. However, sometimes things take a while to show up and some seem to disappear altogether. So, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions.
A separate email with instructions will be sent with information on accessing the live class. This email will include information on how to download the Zoom app if you do not already have it. Please download the app prior to the class start time to ensure any potential issues can be solved before the class begins.
My soon to be ex-spouse and I would like to take the class together. Is this possible?
Yes, in fact it is encouraged provided you both agree to attend together. Being a live video class, interaction between you and your ex-partner is limited.
Do my ex and I each have to purchase the class?
Yes. Each participant must purchase the class and complete their own test.
Where are the classes offered?
Our classes are offered online. An email will be emailed to the address you purchase the class with that contains instructions on accessing the live class.
What if I need to reschedule my parenting class?
If you provide us with at least 24 hours notice, we will happily reschedule your class. If you fail to contact us in advance, you will be permitted to re-register for another class with an additional $10 administrative fee.
What is your policy on arriving late for live classes?
You may join the class during the first fifteen minutes, but after that, the class is closed. You will be permitted to re-register for another class with an additional $10 administrative fee.
Can I take the live and online class on my tablet or smart phone?
Who is the instructor and what are their qualifications?
Wendy Becker, LCSW, is the Executive Director of Front Range Counseling, LLC which is the agency that provides the Parents Working Together program. Wendy is a licensed psychotherapist, parenting coordinator and divorce mediator who designed the Parents Working Together program and the Co-Parenting Journal.
How much does the class cost?
Parents Working Together: Live classes are $50 and online classes cost $32.50 per class.
Do you offer a sliding fee?
If you are approved by the court as meeting their criteria for indigence, you can take the class for $25. You must submit proof provided by the court waiving your filing fee at the time of registration to be approved for the sliding fee. You can submit that to us at email@example.com or fax it to 970-692-8357.
Can I register for the class and pay for it on the day of the class?
No. Our classes are small and you must pay for your seat at the time of registering so your spot is secure. We require a minimum of 3 participants to have the live class. Classes that do not have the minimum number of participants will be cancelled the Wednesday before the class so please do not wait to register for the class.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, or cash. Checks are not accepted.
In Person class size?
We do require at least 3 participants to have a class. If you have registered and our minimum participant requirement is not met or we have to cancel a class for any reason, you will be given the option of having your fees returned or taking the online class with a $17.50 refund. Participants will be notified of cancellations the Wednesday before the class is scheduled whenever possible.
I have more questions. Who do I call?
If you have more questions, please call our office at (970) 207-1369.