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Thurston County, Washington

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Superior Court

​In an effort to encourage parents’ cooperation with each other in raising their children during and after separation, the Court requires each parent to attend a 4-hour parenting class.

The following procedures apply:

  1. At the time of serving an action for a parenting plan (including a Petition for Dissolution of a Marriage), the Petitioner shall serve a copy of the Information Sheet for Persons Involved in Custody Actions.  The form is available in the appendix to the Thurston County Local Rules or at the Clerk’s Office.
  2. Each party is required to attend the parenting class within 45 days of filing or being served with papers related to a new parenting plan.
  3. A certificate of completion must be filed with the Court.
  4. There is a charge by the provider for the parenting class.  Parents may request to pay less than the normal fee if they have low incomes.

The parenting class is offered in most counties in Washington.  The Thurston County provider is Family Education & Support Services.  

Please note the court does not approve any online parenting classes at this time.

Contact Information:
Toll Free: 1-877-813-2828
Habla Español: 360-688-4120


Consider the Children class information and schedule 

2023 Remaining Class Schedule

Consider the Children Flyer

Considere a los Ninos Folleto Spanish classes are offered every month. 

 Local Court Rule: LSPR 94.06

Other Parenting Classes

Dynamic Dads

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Parenting and Family Values