New York State offers a number of resources for parents who have gone through a divorce. One of these resources is the Parent Education and Awareness Program, which serves to guide parents in helping the children transition into life after their parents become divorced. This can be an excellent resource because when a child’s parents get divorced, nearly every factor of that child’s life may change. They may be forced to move into a new home in a new town, leaving their school and friends behind. They also may only be able to see one of their parents on weekends or perhaps even less than that, depending on the child custody agreement that was made.
The primary goal of the parenting program is to provide a supportive and stable home with healthy relationships between the parents and child after the divorce. This can assist in reducing some of the negative psychological impacts that the divorce may have on the child. Some parents are ordered by the court to attend the Parent Education program. However, there may be instances in which there is an issue of domestic violence so the parent who is the victim may be excused by the court from attending these sessions.
There are many different parenting education programs available throughout New York State but it is important that you attend one that has been certified and approved by the court. The maximum fee to attend a parenting program is $100 but some people may be eligible to obtain a fee reduction or no fee at all if they qualify for a scholarship. If you have questions regarding the parenting programs in New York State, speak with an experienced family law attorney today.
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