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Parent Education Program For Divorcing Parents

Family Mediation Program Office
Wilentz Justice Complex
Room 1053, 10th Floor
212 Washington Street ,Newark, NJ 07102
973-693-5528; (fax) 973-693-6674
Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

N.J.S.A. 2A:34-12, mandates that parents must attend a Parents’ Education Program in all divorce cases in which custody, parenting time, or child support is raised as an issue in the complaint or answer/counterclaim. The workshop is designed to inform families about their children’s needs as they move thought the difficult transitions of separation and divorce and to introduce parents to the mediation process as an alternative to traditional litigation for resolving parenting matters. Program speakers include a Family Mediator and two licensed clinical social workers.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Parent Education Program: Click here for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Program.

Location of the Parent Education Program: New Courts Building, 50 West Market Street, Juror Lounge A, Room 410, 4th floor, Newark, NJ 07201

Note: The Parent Education Program is presented in the New Courts Building which is in a different building than the Parent Education Program office.

Date and Time: The program is usually held on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Call 973-693-5528 to check the schedule.

Cell Phones and Beepers: As a courtesy to all parties participating in the Parent Education Program, beepers and cell phones should be turned off during the presentation. Parties are given a break during the Parent Education Program which will provide an opportunity to make phone calls.

Vending Machines: Vending machines are available in the Veterans Courthouse on the first and fourth floors.

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