What happens if my spouse refuses to attend the required parent education classes during our divorce in Scottsdale?

If your spouse has refused to attend the required parent education classes for your Scottsdale divorce, the court cannot grant his or her requests. The only exception is if the court has already waived the need for the parent education classes, and that is very rare.

For example, if you are the spouse who is seeking divorce, you must attend the class before you can obtain the divorce decree. Since you requested the divorce, if the other parent does not attend, the divorce may still be granted. If the other parent later wants to modify orders or make other changes, though, he or she will first have to attend an Arizona parent education class.

Additionally, your spouse could be held in contempt of court or experience other consequences for refusing to attend the parent education class during your Arizona divorce.

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