Children of Divorce Workshop
The meeting place for the Children of Divorce Workshops on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM has been changed to:

Sierra Bible Church

15171 Tuolumne Road

The Promisedland Bldg. - Room G

Sonora, CA 95370

For persons going through the dissolution of marriage process with minor children, it is mandatory that both parties attend this workshop and file their certificate of completion with the clerk’s office. The classes are held on certain Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.  Classes are held in the Superior Court Jury Assembly Room located on the second floor at 39 N. Washington Street, Sonora, CA.  For further information regarding this workshop, please click on the link below.




Divorce and long term separation are experienced by many families.  Research shows that children who experience divorce are at risk for developing social, emotional, psychological, and school related problems during and following divorce.  Children’s adjustment depends on minimizing parental conflict.

The goals of the workshop are to: discuss the effects of divorce on the family; teach parents how their emotions and behavior impact their children; help parents develop a business relationship; discuss common stress symptoms experienced by families; and how to help with recovery.

Program Regulations

Tuolumne County has mandated through Local Court Rules that, after filing for dissolution or separate maintenance, those parties with dependent children will be required to attend an educational program designed to inform parents of the effects of divorce on their children.  This program is mandatory and must be attended within four months of filing.

1) Both parties MUST attend.  They may attend separate sessions.

2) The parties may schedule the program before the first court appearance.

3) The court will order attendance of the program within 45 days of the first court appearance.

4) Failure to comply within the time frames set forth above may result in monetary or court sanctions.

Location of Workshop

The workshops take place at the Jury Assembly Room located at 39 N. Washington Street, Second Floor, Sonora, CA


All workshops are on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

What to Bring

Please bring identification, your case number, and your workshop fee and/or waiver.


The fee is $35.00 per person. Only cash is accepted.  For those who qualify for a fee waiver when filing the divorce papers or response papers, the workshop fee is waived.  You must bring proof of your fee waiver to the workshop.  Questions regarding fee waivers may be addressed by calling the Superior Court at (209) 533-6936.

Lost Certificates

You will receive a certificate upon completion of the program that must be filed with the court.  Issues relating to lost certificates can be addressed by calling Suzi Corman at (209) 588-1852.  Please leave your name, phone number, and approximately date that you attended the workshop so that your file can be accessed.


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