Oklahoma law now requires all parents of minor children to attend a Co-Parenting class before a Divorce is granted. Parents should attend the class either before a temporary order is entered, or within forty-five days after a temporary order is entered by the judge in their case, and their certificate must be filed with the court. The class shall focus on the impact of divorce upon children, and the parties can attend separately or together. The full text of the law is found at 43 O.S. 107.2: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=71819
The program must also include education about domestic violence and ways to reduce parental conflict. Oklahoma county requires that this class be attended in person rather than online. All courts are permitted to set their own compliance requirements. This law is mandatory for all divorcing parents, and may also be required in the court's discretion for parents with Paternity cases. Waivers may be granted only in special circumstances with good cause established to the court. A course that complies with this requirement is Co-Parenting for Resilience, offered by the OSU Extension Office. Learn more about their program at this link:https://humansciences.okstate.edu/fcs/coparenting/
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In my law practice, I see separated or divorced parents who wait for the other parent to give them information about the child. This is not a good idea, especially if that parent is trying to alienate the child from you. Go to the school and meet the teachers. Find out about all the activities from the source, not the other parent. It is the law in Oklahoma that you are entitled to the school records and medical records of your child. If you have a problem getting access directly from the provider contact the office for more information.