Why did the Judge order me to attend the Parent Information Class?
You are required to attend the class by law (ARS§ 25-351) if you are involved in a divorce, legal separation, or paternity case in which a party requests that the Court determine custody, parenting time, or child support modification or enforcement.
When and where are the classes held?
We usually have one class every week, either on Wednesday or Thursday, from 9:00am – 1:00pm, or 12:00pm – 4:00pm. We also have a Saturday class available once a month from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Classes are held at the Pinal County Superior Courthouse, 971 Jason Lopez Circle, Florence, AZ.
Is there a fee for the class?
You must pay a $40.00 fee to the Clerk of the Superior Court and bring your receipt with you to the class. You can also request a fee deferral from the Clerk of the Superior Court.
How do I pay for the Parent Education Class?
By Mail as follows:
- Obtain a cashier's check or money order for $40.00 payable to Clerk of the Superior Court. Personal checks are not accepted.
- Write your court case number on the cashier's check or money order.
- Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to have your receipt sent to you.
Clerk of the Superior Court
Parent Education Course
P.O. Box 2730
Florence, AZ 85132-2730 In Person
Clerk of the Superior Court Offices:Florence
- 971 Jason Lopez Dr. Building A Tel: 520.866.5300Apache Junction
- 575 N. Idaho, Ste. 109 Tel: 480.982.4166Casa Grande
- 820 E. Cottonwood Ln., # B Tel: 520.836.1073Mammoth
- Services Temporarily Closed
If you are seeking a Fee Deferral you will need to contact the Clerk of Court at any of Clerk’s offices.
How do I sign up to take the class?
You can register to take the class several ways. Please have your Pinal County Superior Court case number available. Pre-registration is required.
Bring photo I.D and proof of payment to the class. Please arrive 15 minutes early. No children are allowed in class. Food and drinks are not permitted in the court - bottled water will be the only exception. Classroom may be cold, bring sweater or jacket. You must attend the entire 4-hour class to receive a certificate and comply with the law.
What are the qualifications of the instructors?
The Supreme Court has established standards for the course, including minimum qualifications for the presenters. The presenter must have a graduate degree and relevant experience in a number of areas including child welfare, family dynamics, family law, family protective orders and domestic violence
Can Parents attend the same class?
You can take the class together if both parents agree to attend the class together and there has never been any domestic violence or Order of Protection.
What if I cannot attend the parent education class in person?
You may be eligible to take the class via VHS or DVD. Complete the Parent Education Video Request
return it to Family Services of the Conciliation Court (FSCC) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your request. You must pay the $40.00 fee or obtain a fee deferral and provide the receipt before the VHS or DVD will be mailed to you. You will also need to complete and return a written test before you receive your certificate.