Do I have to take the divorce education and orientation class?
This is a great question.
Why do you have to attend a divorce education class when filing for divorce in Utah?
Well, the courts have determined after reviewing several studies that parents need to understand how to navagate the divorce process with children around.
Oftentimes, the children of a divorced couple can suffer negative unintended consequences from a divorce. For example, when I was a kid, I had a good friend whose parents got divorced. It was devastating to him. He literally thought that the divorce was his fault.
Think about that for a minute. My friend thought that his parents were getting divorced because of him. Because he thought he was such a horrible kid that his parents were divorcing. How wrong is that?
The divorce orientation and education class in Utah is important. You need to know how to set boundaries and educate your children in such a way that they will be alright. They need to be able to cope and love both their mom and their dad. Children shouldn’t be required to choose one parent over another — even if one parent is to blame and the other isn’t.
The best thing for you to do is love your kids and don’t involve them in the divorce process.
Take the divorce education class.
The link is here –
Utah Courts - Mandatory Education in Divorce and Temporary Separation
Utah State Courts public website. Information regarding court locations, rules, opinions, how-to guides, and additional…
Now that you’ve got the link — check out the calendar on the official court website and go take the class. It’s required so you’ve got to do it if you have minor children.
Once it’s done, make sure you tell your attorney so that they are aware — they need you to do that if you want to receive any affirmative relief from the court, like filing a motion for temporary orders or something like that.
I hope this post has been helpful.
If you need more information on divorce in Utah, give us a call — we’d be honored to assist you with your case.
Until next time –
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