All parents who are involved in a divorce action must take a “Parenting Education Course” within 60 days of the filing of a Complaint for Divorce.
Standing Order 1-03 issued by the Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court
The course is generally 5 hours long, and is designed to help parents address the effects that conflicts between the spouses can have on the behavior and development of their children. The cost of the course is generally $80.00 and is offered at a number of locations. Please note that Massachusetts does not permit the class to be taken on line.