When parents dispute custody or parenting time
(visitation) in court, Minn. Stat. § 518.157 requires
that the parents attend a parenting education class.
Depending on the circumstances, the judge may also order that the children attend a class.
Starting August 1, 2021, unless otherwise ordered, participation in a parent education course must begin within 30 days of the first filing in the case and prior to an Initial Case Management Conference
, if one is scheduled.
The District Courts listed below describe approved parenting education classes on their websites:
For other courts, please contact your Court Administration
to learn about approved classes.