The Between Two Homes®: Making Two Homes Work online coparenting class satisfies the requirements and exceeds the guidelines for coparenting education and parenting education and family stabilization courses in many states and many courts.
You may have visited other online programs that claim to guarantee acceptance of their course by the judge in your court. Some programs even have search tools allowing you to search for your county and the website will reveal that their program is approved in your county. This is false and misleading advertisement intended to mislead and exploit you, the consumer. Our course developed by Bradley S. Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE meets the criteria in for the State of Texas, for example:
Texas Family Code, § 105.009. PARENT EDUCATION AND FAMILY STABILIZATION COURSE
A course under this section must be at least four hours, but not more than 12 hours, in length, be designed to educate and assist parents with regard to the consequences of divorce on parents and children, and presented by a mental health professional who has at least a master's degree with a background in family therapy or parent education. The course must include information on the following issues:
While we meet the criteria, in reality each judge can determine what is or is not acceptable to meet that court’s specific criteria. Many sites do not list information about the course presenter/developer or their credentials. Other sites do list the credentials of the presenter/developer but the individual(s) do not hold a Master’s degree in family therapy or parent education…thus not meeting the criteria for Texas or possibly your state, county, or judge.
Some online course providers will claim your course will be accepted by your judge, but if your judge will put in writing that the court will not accept their certificate of completion the program will fully refund your money. What the course provider cannot refund you is the time you wasted on their program due to their deception nor will they volunteer to refund you the fees for your attorney. Further, most judges will not put in writing the denial of a program so you may find you wasted your time and money.
If you are taking this course to satisfy the requirements of a court, please check with your attorney and/or judge prior to paying for this (or any) course if you are not sure if your judge will accept our online class.
If you believe your time and/or money was exploited by a course falsely advertising their program was guaranteed to satisfy the requirements for your court, and your judge then did not accept their certificate of completion, I encourage to you file a complaint. The following links may be helpful to you.
Further, if the professional providing the class is a licensed mental health professional they are likely regulated in regards to making false or deceptive claims in their advertising and you may file a complaint against their license or certification. I encourage you to visit the following websites: