Cooperative Parenting Classes – “Children in Between”
The Wisconsin Statutes allow the Family Court to establish an education program to help parents understand the effects of divorce on their children. In Green County, this program is provided through the Family Court.
The parenting class program we use for divorcing parents in Green County is Children in Between. The cost of the class is $48.45 per person. If the Family Court Commissioner orders you to these classes, you will receive an order which will include a deadline by which you must complete the classes. When placement is contested, your attentiveness to timely learning the material in the class is a factor the court will consider.
These classes are available 24 hours per day, and need not be taken all at once. You should feel free to do parts of the course over several days.
Cooperative Parenting Classes – “Up to Parents”
Parents in paternity cases may be referred to Up to Parents classes. These are free and can be taken online 24 hours a day. These are not the classes for divorcing parents. If the Family Court Commissioner orders you to these classes, you will receive an order which will include a deadline by which you must complete the classes. When placement is contested, your attentiveness to timely learning the material in the class is a factor the court will consider.
Parenting Skills Classes
We do not keep a list of parenting skill classes offered in Green County, but suggest that you contact Green County Human Services, your local school district, The Monroe Clinic, or UW-Extension for information on programs they may be aware of.
Our Family Wizard
Our Family Wizard is a website designed to assist parents better communicate the things that parents need to communicate. Subscriptions begin at $99.00 per year and have optional add-on services at an additional charge. Our Family Wizard allows parents not only to communicate, but to track calendars, bills, medical records and more. The entries are time and date stamped and can be used by the Guardian ad Litem or attorneys to support their arguments in court. If a bill was sent on time, it shows up. If it wasn’t sent on time, that shows up. If someone didn’t follow the placement schedule, that can be noted on the site. Rather than having to try to put together information when something goes wrong, all of the information is online. Hopefully that helps make everything go right instead. The Commissioner often orders parents to enroll in Our Family Wizard if there is a complicated placement schedule, there are lots of bills to be exchanged, or if the Commissioner believes communication regarding child-centered issues is a problem.