Not in all cases. However, if a judge orders it, then it's mandatory.
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It depends on your court. Some courts require different classes when children are involved. It would be best to ask your attorney if you have one or call the district clerk where your divorce is or will be filed to get this information.
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You probably don't have to take one before you sign the decree, but the judge may not sign it before you take one. That depends on the judge of your court. However, if the decree states that you have taken the course then you shouldn't sign that you have taken it before you have taken it.
In Harris County? If there are children involved then you may have to attend the class before you can exercise visitation.
IF you have an attorney take their advice. If you don't have an attorney call the clerk of your court and ask about your judges preferences.
It depends on the court. Some require it at the very beginning of the case, others will let you finalize but suspend visits until it's done. Others will waive it if there is an agreed order. Your lawyer will know the preferences if the court you are in.
It's 4 hours and gives you skills and tools to help your kids through the transition.
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Generally it is a local requirement in most Texas counties and family courts for parties to complete a 3 hour co parenting class. However generally divorces are not denied or delayed if this requirement is not completed before trial.
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