Cobb’s required Seminar for Divorcing Parents will be expanded to four monthly classes instead of three due to restricted space in a new classroom.
The extra cost of $10,200 will be covered by the $50 fee paid by each parent, a fee increase that went into effect in January for the first time since the class was started in 1988 by the Cobb Superior Court.
However, financial waivers are available, according to Cobb Court Administrator Tom Charron in a Tuesday memo to Cobb County Manager David Hankerson.
During the 2016 fiscal year from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016, 1,969 parents attended the class and 98 percent said they found it “informative and helpful.”
The court requires the class to help parents going through custody actions learn how to enhance their co-parenting skills and reduce tensions between them.
Anyone involved in any custody dispute must attend the class.
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