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Mandatory Co-Parenting Seminar

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About the process

This four-hour seminar focuses on children’s unique needs prior to separation, during divorce, and in other family residential changes. Learn about the developmental stages of children, the impact of divorce/separation on children, the grief process, positive ways to communicate with your child’s other parent and much more.

This seminar is approved by the Kitsap County Superior Court and intended for parents involved in divorce, legal separation, or paternity actions. Please visit the Kitsap County Superior Court website to learn more about this court requirement. (see KCLFLR 10, pg. 30 on the court rule document)

Due to COVID, we are currently only offering classes via Zoom. These Zoom classes still meet the Kitsap court criteria and are not self-paced online classes. 

Pre-registration with payment is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. The DRC reserves the right to close registration for each class at our discretion.

We do not allow co-parents to attend the same class.

Safety

The security of participants is of great importance. We reserve the right to take measures to ensure the safety of seminar participants. You will not be admitted to the seminar if you are carrying a weapon or if you appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You will be asked to leave the seminar if you exhibit behavior that is disruptive or threatening to the participants or facilitators. We reserve the right to exclude anyone whom we believe could affect the safety or comfort of other participants. If you are asked to leave you will not receive a fee refund, we will not transfer your registration fee to another seminar date, you will not receive a certificate of completion, and you may not be allowed to re-register for any of our future seminars.

Accommodations

We wish to ensure that all participants receive full benefit from the seminar.  If you require any accommodations or are looking for more information, please contact us at (360) 517-5822.

Fee Information

The full tuition is $70.00 for participants with a gross monthly income over $2,500 ($30,000 per year). In case of financial hardship, reduced fees are available with proof of income or assistance (see chart). You can email income verification, along with your contact information, to MPC@KitsapDRC.org

Total Gross Monthly Income:Fee:
$2500 and above$70
$1536 – 2499$60*
$1251 – 1535$50*
$1250 and below$35*
Receiving SSDI or TANF$20*
Fee Waiver by Court$0***
* You must provide proof of income (most recent 30 days) to request a fee reduction. Example of income verification include paycheck stubs, photocopies of child support checks, unemployment checks, SSI or government assistance statement. ** Requires TANF or SSDI statement. *** Requires an order from the Superior Court to waive the fee. Apply in person at the Kitsap County Clerk’s office (614 Division Street MS-34, Port Orchard, WA 98366), email mpc@kitsapdrc.org for the court forms.

Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy

You may reschedule your seminar one time without penalty, if we are notified 48 business hours in advance. A $20 handling fee is charged for rescheduling a second time or if we are not notified 48 business hours in advance. If you do not call us ahead of time during business hours and fail to show up for the class, you will need to re-register for another class and pay the full fee again. You must contact us at least 2 business days before class to cancel your registration, and receive a refund of your registration fee minus a $10 admin fee.

Replacement Class Completion Certificates

We will reprint a class certificate for a $15 administration fee. The class participant must call our office at 360-517-5822 to request a replacement.