Two Homes Work Online Co-Parenting Class
Parenting Education and Family Stabilization Course Court Approval Statement
The Between Two Homes®: Making Two Homes Work online coparenting class satisfies the requirements and exceeds the guidelines for co-parenting education and parenting education and family stabilization courses in many states and many courts.
You may have visited other online programs that claim to guarantee acceptance
of their course by the judge in your court. Some programs even have search
tools allowing you to search for your county and the website will reveal
that their program is approved in your county. This is false and misleading
advertisement intended to mislead and exploit you, the consumer. Our course
meets the criteria in for the State of Texas, for example:
Texas Family Code, § 105.009. PARENT EDUCATION AND FAMILY STABILIZATION COURSE
A course under this section must be at least four hours, but not more than 12 hours, in length, be designed to educate and assist parents with regard to the consequences of divorce on parents and children, and presented by a mental health professional who has at least a master's degree with a background in family therapy or parent education. The course must include information on the following issues:
(1) the emotional effects of divorce on parents;
(2) the emotional and behavioral reactions to divorce by young children and adolescents;
(3) parenting issues relating to the concerns and needs of children at different development stages;
(4) stress indicators in young children and adolescents;
(5) conflict management;
(6) family stabilization through development of a co-parenting relationship;
(7) the financial responsibilities of parenting;
(8) family violence, spousal abuse, and child abuse and neglect; and
(9) the availability of community services and resources.
While we meet the criteria, in reality each judge can determine what is or is not acceptable to meet that court’s specific criteria. Many sites do not list information about the course presenter/developer or their credentials. Other sites do list the credentials of the presenter/developer but the individual(s) do not hold a Master’s degree in family therapy or parent education…thus not meeting the criteria for Texas or possibly your state, county, or judge.
Some online course providers will claim your course will be accepted by
your judge, but if your judge will put in writing that the court will not
accept their certificate of completion the program will fully refund your
money. What the course provider cannot refund you is the time you wasted
on their program due to their deception nor will they volunteer to refund
you the fees for your attorney. Further, most judges will not put in writing
the denial of a program so you may find you wasted your time and money.
If you are taking this course to satisfy the requirements of a court, please check with your attorney and/or judge prior to paying for this (or any) course if you are not sure if your judge will accept our online class.
If you believe your time and/or money was exploited by a course falsely advertising their program was guaranteed to satisfy the requirements for your court, and your judge then did not accept their certificate of completion, I encourage to you file a complaint. The following links may be helpful to you.
Further, if the professional providing the class is a licensed mental health professional they are likely regulated in regards to making false or deceptive claims in their advertising and you may file a complaint against their license or certification. I encourage you to visit the following websites: