**By Journal Entry filed March 2, 2010, effective March 25, 2010 this rule is suspended indefinitely.**

 

 

 

 

Local Rule 25.3

 

ALLOCATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PARENTING SESSIONS ATTENDANCE REQUIRED, WHEN

 

 

25.3 (A) After filing a complaint for divorce or a petition for dissolution of marriage in which minor children are involved, both parties shall attend a two-hour session on parenting sponsored by this Court, or another program approved by the Judge or Magistrate.

 

25.3 (B) Upon filing a motion for reallocation of parental rights and responsibilities, the Court may require both parties to attend the above-referenced parenting session.

 

25.3 (C) A certificate of attendance shall be issued to each participant and a copy of the same filed and docketed. Until the certificate of attendance is issued and filed with the Clerk of Courts, the Court will take no action.

 

25.3 (D) The fee for attendance at said parenting session as established by the Judge of the Common Pleas Court, General Division, shall be paid to the Clerk of Courts prior to the date of the session.

 

25.3 (E) The Court may waive the above attendance requirements upon proper verification that attendance is not necessary.

 

 

(Updated April 1, 2001)

(Amended September 22, 2006)

(Revised December 31, 2008)

(Suspended Indefinitely March 25, 2010)