Utah parents could soon take online divorce class

No matter how much parents think about it or plan, the process of getting a divorce can present them and their families with a huge number of unexpected difficulties. Parents can be bombarded by the everyday care needs of their kids at the same time as they are dealing with major changes to their own lifestyles and finances. Divorce classes are mandatory for parents with underage children in the state of Utah, and are intended to help people engage with their kids and confront many of the hardships they may face during mediation or litigation.

Right now in the state of Utah, parents who are seeking divorce are required to complete a course covering several divorce-related issues. The course is conducted in a class setting, but participants are allowed to complete the course orientation online. That may change soon, however, if a proposed bill is passed. The proposed measure was recently approved by a House panel, and is now expected to be considered by the full Utah House of Representatives. The bill establishes an online option for mandatory divorce courses, giving parents the opportunity to choose which platform suits their needs the best.

Opponents argue that removing participants from the classroom setting would do them a great disservice since it would eliminate important social interactions from the process.Supporters of the measure claim, however, that having the option to take the required class online will alleviate stress for many parents who would otherwise have a difficult time fitting the course into their already busy schedules.

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