Cobb County Government

Divorcing Parents Seminar

DPSlogoThe Divorcing Parents Seminar provides 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.

 

Registration is required to attend.  **LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT ADMITTED FOR ANY REASON**  NO WALK-INS ADMITTED.

 

 

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 parents involved in any custody matter that have 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.


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.

The course is conducted by qualified professionals 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. 

                                                                                            IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The cost to attend is $50.00 per person. With our new online registration system, you may register online and pay with a credit or debit card.  This form of payment does incur a processing fee from our vendor.  If you are unable to pay online, you may contact the ADR Office at (770) 528-1812 to be registered for an available date.  Payment may be made by CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER at the time of the Seminar for those that register in this way.  NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED AT THE TIME OF CLASS.  Seating is very limited.  Once a class is full, no more seats are available.  You will need to choose another date or you may attend an in-person course in one of our neighboring counties listed below.

If you register online, please bring your confirmation with you to the class.  All participants will need to check in at least 15 minutes early to ensure you receive credit for your attendance.

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

Location for MORNING classes beginning JUNE 2017:  

Cobb ADR Programs Room
10 E. Park Square, 3rd floor
Marietta, GA  30090

Location for EVENING classes:

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


If spaces are available, parking is provided in the jury parking lot on the north end of Waddell St. 


You will complete the seminar by attending one morning seminar or one evening seminar. 

Forms of payment accepted the day of class include: Cash, Check, Money Order.  Credit cards ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE.

**LATE ARRIVALS ARE NOT ADMITTED FOR ANY REASON**
NO WALK-INS ADMITTED.




2017 Schedule


Thursday and Monday Morning Classes
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Monday Evening Classes                        
 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
July 20th, 2017                   REGISTRATION CLOSED  
August 3rd, 2017                 Register ...  
August 14th, 2017               Register ...  
August 17th, 2017               Register ...  August 14th, 2017       Register ...
September 7th, 2017           Register ...  
September 11th, 2017         Register ...  
September 21st, 2017         Register ...  September 11th, 2017  Register ...

 

 

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.

If spaces are available, parking is provided in the jury parking lot on the north end of Waddell St.  

Driving Directions [PDF]
Marietta Square Map [PDF]

 

Thursday and Monday Morning Classes