Mediation in Maricopa County allows parents to make decisions about their children following separation or divorce. With a focus on the future, it directly involves both parents in developing a parenting plan, addressing decision-making responsibilities and time spent with each parent. Although mediation is encouraged and often required in Family Court actions involving child-related disputes, it does not pressure parents to reach an agreement and is not a substitute for legal advice.
Parental Conflict Resolution Class
The Parental Conflict Resolution Class (PCR) is a four-hour course taught at the court, specifically designed for parents in high-conflict situations. The class addresses research-backed strategies that parents can use to reduce conflict and minimize its negative impact on their children. A $50 fee is required to attend the class, and parents must attend separate sessions. Payment must be made five days prior to the class date. For questions, rescheduling, or any additional information, parents can call 602-506-6124.
Parental Information Program
The Parent Information Program in Maricopa County is a mandatory course for parents involved in a divorce, legal separation, or paternity cases where legal decision-making, parenting time, or child support is being determined. The program educates parents on their children's experiences during these challenging times. The fee for the class is a maximum of $50 per person, with completion certificates filed by the approved class provider. Classes are available through various community-based providers and online.
Parental Information Program (PIP) Providers
Online, In-Person & Zoom classes available in English & Spanish Register online.
Phone (Español): 602-451-4046
Available in English & Spanish
Online registration available.
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