Technology has improved many aspects of divorce practice and helping families adjust to parenting in two separate households. One example that I think of immediately is the use of ‘virtual visitation,” that is, using high speed internet connections to permit video and audio contact with low conflict parents not able to visit in person with their children. This type of visitation is appropriate in very low conflict divorces with parents that actively support the other parent’s active parenting, and in cases where the nonresidential parent lives a great distance from the children, and is otherwise unable to “visit” the kids consistently in person.
Technology has now come to the Coping and Caring” classes required of divorcing parents in DuPage County, according to the DuPage Family Center:
The Caring, Coping and Children Co-Parenting class is now available online!
Your clients will now have the option to take the course over the internet or in person. Both options have been approved by the 18th Judicial Circuit and meet the State requirements for parenting education in divorce cases.
You can access the online class through the county website.
(www.dupageco.org/familycenter) After completing a registration form,
parents will be directed to Epay for payment by credit card. Once payment is complete, parents will immediately receive an email from the Family Center with the link to the class, a login and a password. When parents have finished the course and passed the test, they may print their certificate of completion.
The fee for the Caring, Coping and Children Co-Parenting course (CCC)
is $50. An additional $2 “convenience fee” is charged by the online payment service for the processing of credit card payments, so parents will be charged a total of $52 if they choose to take the class online.
You may obtain the new brochures for the class in Domestic Relations or you can contact the Family Center at 630.407.2450.