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Information on Florida's Parenting Class Requirement:

Effective January 1, 1999, The Marriage Preparation and Preservation Act of 1998 amended Florida Statute 61.21 to require that, if you are a party to a dissolution of marriage action where minor children are involved, or a paternity action in which issues of parental responsibility are involved, you are required to attend a Parental Education and Family Stabilization Course of not less than four hours.  Prior to the amendment each judicial circuit was allowed to decide whether or not to make such a requirement.

No case of these types may be completed, even if all parties agree, unless the parenting class requirement has been satisfied, and it is an excellent opportunity for parents to reflect on the effect that any exposure to a pending family law case may have on the minor children involved in it.

There are many Parenting Course Providers in Florida.   The listing of any particular course below is meant as a convenience, and not an endorsement or recommendation of any particular service or provider.

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