Parenting classes are mandatory in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. The failure to timely complete the class could have a negative effect on your ability to enforce your parenting time rights and could prevent you from concluding your divorce.
Multnomah County: The court’s rules about the class are located in Multnomah County Supplemental Local Rule 8.125. The class is required for parties to divorces, annulments, legal separations, petitions for paternity and custody or parenting time, and modification actions if a parent has not previously completed the class. The class costs approximately $55 depending on how fast you register. The class is one session and takes three 1/2 hours. Online information about the Multnomah County class can be found at on our website. You can register online, or by phone by calling (503) 988-3037.
Washington County: The court’s rules about the class are located in Washington County Supplemental Local Rule 8.102. The class is required for the following cases where the parties have children under the age of 17: divorce, annulment, legal separation, petitions for custody or parenting time, modification of custody and parenting time, and filiation cases. The cost of the class is $210 per adult. You can pay for the class with Visa, MasterCard, debit card, and money orders. The class consists of four (4) ninety minute workshops. Classes are scheduled weeknight evenings and Saturday mornings. You can find the Registration packet for Kids’ Turn on our website. You can register for the class by returning the above packet or by calling the Kids’ Turn office (503) 846-0665.
Clackamas County: The court’s rules about the class are located Clackamas County Supplemental Local Rule 8.015. The class is required for the following types of cases where the parties have a child under the age of 18: Annulment or dissolution of marriage actions, legal separation actions, petitions to establish custody or visitation, and post-judgment litigation involving custody or visitation. The cost of the class is $60, but is reduced to $45 if your register within 45 days of filing your case. The class is one session, 3 ½ hours, held Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can register on the web, by fax at (503) 650-5656, by mail, by phone at (503) 655-8415, or in person at 2051 Kaen Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045. You can find the Clackamas County link on our website.
You should try to take the mandatory class as soon as possible in the process. You may learn something to help your kids, and you will not delay your case with the court.