ATTENDANCE AND CERTIFICATE
The Johnson County Courts require parents by court order, who have children between the ages of 8-16, to attend the Families in Transition (FIT) Class while their petition for the dissolution of marriage is pending. The required class is held at the Law Resources Center, and we will do our best to ensure the registration process is simple, the course is educational, and that families are given tools for a peaceful transition as married to unmarried parents. We do our best to make sure parents will not attend the same class session. Children between the ages of 8-16 years are also required by the Court to attend a Families in Transition Class (FIT) scheduled separately from the parenting class.
When parents and their children successfully complete the FIT class, we will notify the court of the parent’s compliance of the court order. We will file a Certificate of Completion of the FIT Program on behalf of each participant that completed their registered class within 3 days of completion. The notice of completion and the participants certificate will be through the Indiana E-Filing Service to the attorney of record or each party if unrepresented.
SCHEDULE/REGISTER AND LOCATION
Adult/Parent classes are scheduled either on a Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or Saturday per month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The classes are presented by professionally trained instructors and are held at the Law Resources Center located at 170 North Jackson Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131. To begin the registration process, a parent will pay for the Course by clicking this payment link (Pay for class here) or by clicking the payment link at the top of this page. There is an option to pay by cash or money order to Carrie Thomson/FIT at 170 North Jackson Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131. Once payment is made, a parent will receive an email to access and schedule for the “Parent Calendar” and “Teen/Kids Calendar.” You will schedule/register for one class only for yourself and you will register your teen/child for one class only. Drinks are allowed and restrooms are available. No third parties will be permitted to be present during the class. No childcare is available on site. Please make arrangements for childcare prior to your scheduled class.
Child and Teenage (ages 8-16 only required) classes are scheduled one Thursday evening per month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Law Resources Center located at 170 North Jackson Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131. Your child will schedule/register for one class only. You will register your teen/child when you receive the link to the calendar after payment is made for the Adult/Parent Class. Drinks are allowed and restrooms are available. There is no cost for the Child and Teenage Thursday classes.
All boxes on the registration pages are required to reserve a spot in your preferred class day and time. Payment is required prior to class attendance. *If a class date is not offered as an option when scheduling/registering for a class, that class is full, and you need to select another class session.
The cost of the Adult/Parent class is $128.00 if paid by money order or cash to Carrie Thomson/FIT located at 170 North Jackson Street, Franklin, IN 46131. If paying online, a service fee is included and is $133.00.
Payment is required prior to your scheduled class. Online payments can be made by clicking this link (Pay for class here) or the payment Link at the top of this page. There is no cost for the Child/Teenage class.
In the event you need to reschedule a class, you will only be allowed to reschedule two times without paying a new class registration fee. You can reschedule by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org via email, whereby you will be provided with a new link to schedule for a new class day and time.
BENEFITS OF THE CLASS
- LEARN PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONAL SKILLS AND EMOTIONAL CONTROL
- LEARN ABOUT RESILIENCY AND COPING SKILLS
- LEARN ABOUT PEACEFUL CO-PARENTING
- LEARN TIPS FOR BUILDING STRONGER FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
- LEARN ABOUT MAKING A PEACEFUL TRANSITION FROM MARRIED TO UNMARRIED PARENTS
Carrie Thomson-Families in Transition Director
170 N. Jackson Street
Franklin, IN 46131