Court Ordered Parenting Classes in Montgomery County

Helping children cope with divorce through family court ordered parenting classes Montgomery County parenting classes are court ordered in connection with a divorce under the rules set forth by the 418th District Court, Judge Tracy Gilbert. As provided for in the Texas Family Code § 105.009 parents are mandated to attend and complete a parenting course in divorces where the parent-child relationship is affected. We encourage parents to attend court ordered parenting classes as early as possible to avoid delay of your divorce being finalized, or having sanctions imposed or custody removed until the course is completed. Also, it is a good idea to confirm that the course of your choice will be accepted by the court before registering. To help our clients and community, a Parenting Classes Resource List of courses is posted on the Spofford Law website. Parenting Classes in Montgomery County Read these course contents carefully to ensure that you select a [...]

By | August 28, 2012|Children & Family, Navigating Family Courts|

Court Ordered Parenting Classes in Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County

Parenting classes for families to help children cope with divorce Court ordered parenting classes are required in connection with a divorce in Harris County under the local rules for each district, as provided for in the Texas Family Code § 105.009. In Harris County, Local Rule 12 mandates that parents attend and complete a parenting course in divorces joined with suits that affect the parent-child relationship.  In Fort Bend County, Local Rule 11 mandates that parents or other individuals requesting appointment as a conservator of a child attend a parenting class, whether in an original suit or in a modification.  In Montgomery County, Local Rule 4.6 mandates parents attend a parenting course in suits affecting a parent child relationship (which would include a divorce involving children). We encourage parents to attend court ordered parenting classes as early as possible to avoid delay of your divorce being finalized, or having sanctions imposed or custody removed until the course [...]

By | June 29, 2012|Children & Family, Navigating Family Courts|

Harris County Courts remain overwhelmed

According to Texas Lawyer magazine (July 19, 2010), Harris County family law courts are “overwhelmed and under pressure.” I couldn’t agree more. The Texas Lawyer article last year cites the fact that about 40 percent of all civil cases before Harris County courts are family law cases. Compared to a civil district judge, who has about 1,500 to 2,000 cases pending on the docket, Harris County family court judges may have as many as 4,000 cases pending. In the 25 years I have practices Family Law, population in Harris County has almost doubled and yet the number of district courts that hear exclusively family law cases has increased by one, which is the protective order court (280th District Court). Although this was a welcome addition, the 280th hears only protective orders, not any of the myriad other family law matters which must be heard by the nine remaining family law courts. Compared to [...]

By | May 25, 2011|Navigating Family Courts|