Do I have to take Parenting After Separation?
If you are required to take Parenting After Separation for Indigenous Families or Parenting After Separation, court staff will schedule a provincial court appearance only after you or your former spouse has filed a Certificate of Attendance. Both you and your former spouse must complete one of the Parenting After Separation courses before your first court appearance.
In some cases, you are automatically exempted from the requirement to complete a course. For example, if:
- You have completed Parenting After Separation or Parenting After Separation for Indigenous Families within the past two years, or
- You and your spouse are filing a consent order
- Your safety or the safety of your children is at risk
- You have also applied for a protection order
- You have a serious health problem, or
- You don't have access to the Internet to take the online course