Cobb County Government

Divorcing Parents Seminar

Click Here to register for the seminar: Registration is required to attend.

Because of the extremely emotional nature of divorce and its impact on children, the Cobb County Superior Court Judges enacted a local rule of court mandating divorcing parents of children under the age of 18 to attend a four-hour educational seminar entitled “Helping Children Cope With Divorce: A Seminar for Divorcing Parents”. The purpose of the seminar is to provide parents with information on topics, including the divorce process and how it impacts children, developmental stages of children, communication skills, identifying when a child may need help, and realistic expectations about step-families.

The course is conducted by professional counselors who can help the parents identify and respond to the best interest of their children.  The class is offered on the dates and times listed below.  The cost to attend is $50.00 per person payable by cash, check, or money order.  Evaluations of this seminar have consistently shown that at least 94% of past participants felt that the course was helpful to them during the divorce process.

Please do not bring children to the workshop. They will not be allowed into the classroom, and child care is not provided.

For further information, please call the ADR office at 770-528-1812.

Location for March, April, and May 2017 MORNING classes:  *Locations are subject to change and will be posted here*

Cobb County Superior Court
Jury Assembly Room, 1st floor
70 Haynes St.
Marietta, GA  30090

Location for EVENING classes:

Cobb Co. Probate Court
Bldg. D, 1st floor – Courtroom “S”
32 Waddell St.
Marietta, GA  30090

Parking is provided in the jury parking lot on the north end of Waddell St.

You will complete the seminar by attending one Thursday morning seminar or one Monday evening seminar. Remember to bring payment (cash, check, or money order) to the class.


2017 Schedule

Thursday Morning Classes Monday Evening Classes
9am - 1pm 5pm - 9pm
March 2nd or March 16th March 13th
April 6th or April 13th April 10th
May 4th or May 18th May 8th


If the listed schedule is not convenient, Cobb County Superior Court will accept the Seminar for Divorcing Parents classes offered in person from the following court systems:

  • Fulton County
  • Gwinnett County
  • DeKalb County
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • Seventh Judicial Circuit
  • Clayton County

If you wish to take a seminar outside of the Metro-Atlanta area or from a private organization, you must obtain approval from the Cobb Superior Court ADR Office prior to taking the class.  Cobb County Superior Court DOES NOT accept any online classes.

Parking is provided in the jury parking lot on the north end of Waddell St.

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