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Parent Education

Information for new divorcing parents of minor children and unmarried parents with custody access disputes.

Since January 2, 1997, all new divorcing parents of minor children and unmarried parents with custody access disputes have been ordered by the courts to attend an educational program focused on their children's needs.

In 2012, the statutes related to the Parent Education Program were amended by legislation to include education on the impact of divorce on adults and specify a list of information the Arizona Supreme Court must include in the standards for educational programs.   The Arizona Supreme Court adopted these changes in Administrative Order 2012-8 on January 19, 2012.  These adopted changes became effective January 1, 2013.