I have been ordered to take a parenting class by the judge, so can I choose to take this class to satisfy the court order?

It may satisfy the court order, however all of the parents who participate in the Fatherhood Program or fatherhood class must do so voluntarily. We do this for two reasons: first, because the funding for the program requires voluntary participation; and, second, it is believed that programs like this are most beneficial to the participants when they choose to be there rather than being ordered to do so. If you want to explore the possibility of the fatherhood tune-up class meeting your court ordered requirements, then contact the Fatherhood Case Manager to see how to establish that process.

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1. Can you meet with me and my co-parent to talk about our parenting time?
2. Doesn't everybody know how to be a good parent?
3. I have been ordered to take a parenting class by the judge, so can I choose to take this class to satisfy the court order?
4. I never get to see my child/children, so why would I want to take a fatherhood class?
5. I'm already a good parent; wouldn't it just be a waste of my time to participate in a fatherhood class?
6. If I participate in the Fatherhood Program, does that mean I get to see my children?
7. What is fatherhood coaching all about?