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...For The Children's Sake... is a 4 hour co-parenting workshop
required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for any couple filing for
divorce or custody issues with minor children. The program addresses the issues of
children; how their age impacts their adjustment to the separation; how
to answer their questions; better ways of interacting with their other
parent; and ways a parent may help a child through the grieving process.


IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT PARENTS TAKE THIS PROGRAM AS SOON AS THEY DECIDE TO SEPARATE.
Though the court system does not require this course until filing final decree,
both the FITS Foundation and the courts recommend parents take this program early in the process,
when it will be more beneficial to parents and their children.

To Register:
Call (703) 391-8599
Days:        
This 4 1/2 hour workshop is usually offered on the first Saturday of the month in Leesburg, and one Tuesday night per month in Leesburg. Available dates and the corresponding location will be provided when signing up.
Class Locations:
(see link for directions)
Loudoun County Courthouse Building: 18 E. Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176 (the extension building which backs up to King Street )
(click on location name for directions)
Class Times: Saturday classes are held from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., with a lunch break.
Tuesday evening classes are held from 6:20 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
Supplemental Info: * Husbands and wives may not attend the same class.
* Reservations are required.
* Once a reservation is confirmed for a class, clients must give the FITS Foundation at least 3 days notice if they wish to cancel their class date 
* If government or public schools are closed for a holiday, the FITS Foundation will also be closed.
* Phone messages will be returned Monday through Friday. There is no phone coverage over the weekend. Please leave only one message in a 24-hour period. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Payments: Payment should be made on the day of the class, the regular fee is $50 and it is recommended that you pay with cash or a money order in order to receive your Certificate at the end of the class. Discounts are offered for those with extyraordinary medical expenses or currently on social assistance.
Inclement Weather: To check on status of a class during inclement weather, call 703-391-8599 after 3:00 P.M. for weekday classes and 8:00 A.M. for Saturday classes. If the class is canceled, the message will reflect the cancellation and give information.




 







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