Mitch Tacy Family Law

Parenting Classes and Divorce Classes in Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley

Fort Collins Parenting Classes

If you are seeking a divorce with children, legal separation with children or allocation of parental responsibilities you are required to take a parenting class/course. The goal of these classes are to help both parents increase their parenting skills and learn how to protect the best interest of the child(ren). We have had clients tell us that they wish they took the course much earlier in the divorce process rather than wait until the divorce papers have been filed.

Most people can take the basic parenting course, however in high conflict cases a Judge or Magistrate may require a high conflict course (also called Level ll). If it is an extremely high conflict situation the Court may order additional hours of classes or one-on-one parenting courses or parent coaching. It is not required to complete the class with the other party.

Below you will find a list of local businesses providing this service in person and on-line. Make sure that in your individual case you are approved for an on-line course as some Judges and Magistrates may require you to take an in-person class to satisfy the courts requirements. You will be issued a certificate of completion that must be filed with the Court.

Most of these companies offer two options:

  • Basic Parenting Class- provides information about how children are affected by divorce or separation and how parents can address these challenges through effective communication and parenting time. The average class time is 3 to 4 hours. Classes may include information for divorced parents, never-married parents, and/or high conflict situations.
  • High-Conflict Parenting Class- provides an intensive course usually consisting several sessions. You and the other parent will learn and practice the communication skills that will help you work together to keep your children out of the middle of your conflict.

 Northern Colorado Parenting Class Providers

Divorce Transitions, Inc.
Jean McBride
970-407-0463
518 Strachan Dr., Fort Collins,  CO 80525
www.coloradocenterforlifechanges.com
Cost $38.95
Basic and High-Conflict
This course is offered on line!

Front Range Counseling, LLC
970-207-1369
3926 John F. Kennedy Pkwy. Ste. 9E, Fort Collins, CO 80525
www.ParentsWorkingTogether.com
Cost: $40 in-person class        $50 on-line (sliding scale with proof of eligibility)
Basic and High-Conflict
Parenting after Divorce/Separation

Wholeness Center
Joanna Martinson and Dr. Scott Shannon

970-221-1106
2620 E. Prospect Rd. Suite 190, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Cost $75
One person only High Conflict

Advocates for Resolution
Rebecca Giffin
970-581-4307
PO Box 1482, Loveland, CO 80539
www.advocatesforresolution.com
Cost starts at $40
High Conflict Parent Coaching

Co-Parenting After Divorce
Lutheran Family Services
Kore Joseph
970-356-6751 ext-5220
800 8th Ave., #231, Greeley, CO 80631
Cost $35
Basic

Co-Parenting for Life
Shirley Thomas, Ph.D and Steve Gimple
303-772-4450
839 Meeker St., Longmont, CO 80501
www.coloradocoparenting.com
Cost $75 (Sliding scale: $40 if qualified $20 w/ MIFP (JDF 205)

What I Needed to Know About Divorce I Learned From My Children
North Range Behavioral Health
Lucia Puga

970-347-2125
1306 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Cost $35

More Larimer and Weld County Parenting Help

These classes are not Court ordered. They are here to help you with additional skills

Infant to Age 1 and 2
Best Start for Babies
Early Childhood Counsel of Larimer County
www.ecclc/families/best-start-for-babies
Open to Moms and Dads. Offering classes for infant, one year and two year old children the classes are free and are held for 3 hours each week for 10 week on a weekday evening or Saturday morning- Free child care. Contact Melanie 970-377-3388 ext. 212

Children Ages 2 to 10
Incredible Years Parenting Series
Touchstone Health Partners
An evidence based parenting education program designed to positively impact the relationship between parent and child. Research supports reduced violence and disobedient behavior in the home is a positive result of participating in the Incredible Years Parenting Series. Weekly classes are held in Loveland and Fort Collins. Classes are free and they provide childcare on a first come first served basis. For Fort Collins classes contact Regina 494-4212. For Loveland classes call Abbey Schneider 494-4273.

Class is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer lasting 8 to 10 weeks certificate given upon completion.

Lutheran Family Services-Nurturing Parenting
The Nurturing Program for Families of 0-12 Years Olds
A 12 week course focusing on the development of empathy, self worth, self awareness, discipline with dignity, family roles, child development and expectations. Classes are free classes and they provide childcare. Classes are held in Greeley and Fort Collins.

12 to 18 Parenting Your Teenagers-(Greeley Only)
A 5 week course to help develop communication skills focusing on adolescence development, building self esteem stress and anger management.
Contact Kore -970-356-6751 ext-5220.

Friendship Class 5 to 8 year olds
Allows children to engage in a balance of direct skill building and experiential activities that promote positive relationships with both peers and adults. Group interactions and activities promote targeted skill development in areas such as self-regulation and social skills. Specific skills include: sense of self-esteem, awareness of feelings in self and others, and appropriate peer interactions. Mondays at 4-5:15 pm. Classes start July 7th through August 11th (6 weeks)
Call Abby to sign up or for more information 970-797-2259 ext. 317.

Fort Collins and Loveland After Divorce Relationship Classes

Breaking Up? Divorcing?

The Rebuilding Seminar can help! This ten-week class (30 hours) is designed to provide support and information to ease your adjustment to the ending of a love relationship and help you move forward to the rest of your life.

Class Facilitator, Jean McBride, M.S. LMFT is the executive director of the Colorado Center for Life Changes. She is an author, speaker and advocate for healthy divorce and healthy families.

You don’t have to go through this alone!
An important benefit of the Rebuilding Seminar is that you join a community of people who are going through the same thing you are. At a time when it may be difficult to do things alone, you become part of a group of people to call upon for support, wisdom, and companionship. Many people make lifelong friends during their Rebuilding experience.

Colorado Center for Life Changes
970.407.0463
http://www.coloradocenterforlifechanges.com/

 

 Divorce Recovery Class at Resurrection Fellowship Church
Classes are offered three times a year-Winter, Summer and Fall

This class lasts for 13 weeks on Monday nights at the church. The cost for the 13 week series is minimal (less than $40). At this writing the Winter class will begin on Monday January 26. Go on line to www.rez.org.

Resurrection Fellowship Church is located at:
6502 East Crossroads, Loveland, CO  80538
970-667-5479
www.rez.org

 

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    Yes!!!! Time to move on and do big things. Thank you so much Mitch. You have been a great attorney and I consider you a friend for helping me through the hardest thing I have ever been through. I have big plans and plan on living a more fulfilling life than I was previously. Thanks again. Regards, Daniel G.