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PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (Non-Dissolution/FD)
Wilentz Justice Complex
212 Washington Street
Room 1070, 10th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone Number: (973) 693-6693

The Parent Education Program ‘The Best of Us for Our Children’ provides information to assist parents(or other family members) in understanding custody, shared parenting time and child support issues. The program discusses the responsibility that both parents have in raising and caring for their child(ren). The program discusses the impact parental separation and disputes may have on children and familial relationships. Parents are encouraged to resolve their disputes with minimal judicial involvement. The program informs parents about court processes and procedures.

The program is a 40 minute seminar for people involved in new custody, parenting time, child support and paternity actions. The program consists of a video presentation and a discussion of court procedures, legal responsibilities, mediation, and positive parenting skills. Participants are scheduled to attend the seminar on the same day as their court date. A certificate and information packet is given to participants after the program is completed.

The workshop is designed to help parents respect the other party’s parenting rights, stay focused on the issues concerning their responsibilities to their children, and work together to establish a “mom and dad” co-parenting relationship that is in the best interest of their child(ren).

Parenting Education Programs are held:
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (Dissolution/FM)
Wilentz Justice Complex
212 Washington Street
Room 1070, 10th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone Number: (973) 693-5528

As mandated by state law, all individuals (with certain exceptions) who have filed a complaint, counterclaim and/or answer in a divorce action where custody, parenting time or child support is listed as an issue, must attend a Parent Education Program. This session will provide information on the divorce process, including a mediation overview, parental responsibilities and effective transitions for children based upon age, stage and development. The session will also encourage cooperation and give parents an understanding of the impact of divorce upon children. The program is held monthly. Plaintiffs and defendants attend separate sessions.

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