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The Separation and Divorce program helps people dealing with family breakdown.
The Parenting after Separation and Divorce program aims to:
The program is carried out over two three-hour sessions or one six-hour session. The following topics are covered:
These sessions are facilitated by social workers, mediators and or educators.
In any family law proceeding (except for inter-jurisdictional support orders) in which decision-making responsibility, parenting time or child support is an issue, the parents must take part in the Parenting after Separation and Divorce program.
Parties are not required to attend the program if:
The parent initiating the action must:
The Respondent must attend the Parenting after Separation and Divorce program and file a certificate of attendance before taking any further step in the proceeding.
There is no cost to the program. Pre-registration is required to ensure that separating partners do not attend the same sessions.
|The program is offered in 11 centres:
You may register by calling the area nearest you:
|Regina Area||Saskatoon Area|
Parent Education Unit
Parent Education Unit
Failure to attend at the Parenting after Separation and Divorce program when required to do so may result in the court, upon application by the other parent:
The application for exemption from attendance may be made ex parte (with only one parent appearing in court). The grounds for granting an exemption must be one of the following:
A court may postpone the requirement to attend the Parenting after Separation and Divorce program where one of the parties has made a change that only affects on side of a custody or access arrangement. This application may be made ex parte.
The program does not provide lawyers or legal services. It is recommended that everyone involved in a family law matter consult with a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you may choose to contact Legal Aid Saskatchewan or the Family Law Information Centre at 306-787-5837 or toll free at 1-888-218-2822.
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