Our programs are now only available remotely. You will do 80% of the course at home (at your own pace) and then complete a 1 hour phone consult with the instructor. You can start anytime and schedule the consult for a day/time that is convenient for you.
Complete 6 -10 one-hour sessions on Saturday
Format: One-day (always on Saturday)
Length: 6, 8 or 10 one-hour sessions
Court Approved: Yes
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Ontario Airport. On a Saturday it takes 20 min from Orange County and 25 min from northern LA County.
Free Gas Card - if you have to drive more than 20 miles (one way) to get to our class we will give you a $10 gas card (provided at the workshop).
Book Provided: A New Way to Win
No Hidden Costs: Avoid the childcare, gas, & parking costs of a 6-10 week class
Money Back Guarantee: Yes
Register Now - Pay Later: Pay $150 to register now - and the balance at the class
Attend with Your Ex and Get $10 Cash Back: want us to invite your Ex?
Bring Your New Partner for 65% off: $50 - you both get a certificate
Cost: 6hrs -$375 - Sale Price $275*
8hrs - $400 - Sale Price $300*
10hrs - $425 - Sale Price $325*
* Space at the sale price is limited to the first 15 people who register for a class.
Frequently Asked Questions...
The court ordered me to do more than 10 hours. Can I do a 12, 14 or 16 hour version of your program?
Yes. Each additional hour is $25. You will attend the 10 hour class and then create a plan for completing the additional hours with Tobias Desjardins. To get signed up, register for the 10 hour program online - then you will pay the balance when you arrive at the workshop.
How do I know what I should sign up for?
Usually the court provides a written order that spells out exactly what you need to sign up for. If you are confused, ask your lawyer, mediator, or judge for help.
What does the LA Family Court typically require?
The most common order is for parents to complete an in-person program that is a minimum of 10 hours.
What is Co-Parenting?
The term “co-parenting” describes an arrangement in a divorce or separation where both parents share responsibility for raising their child in a spirit that promotes healing, cooperation and growth.
How does this program work?
Parents complete 6, 8, or 10 one-hour sessions on a Saturday.
What is the Saturday schedule?
It varies depending on the length of the program. 6 hours - 8:30am.-3:30pm; 8hrs - 8:30am-5:30pm. 10 hrs 7:30am-6:15pm.
When do I get my certificate?
You will leave the class with it in your hand.
Can I do the online version?
If you were court ordered to complete this class - probably not. The LA family court typically requires parents to attend in-person. To be on the safe side - before registering for our online program confirm with your attorney, mediator or judge that it is ok for you to complete an online program.
If I do the Online program and the Judge won’t accept it - what then?
If you are eligible for a refund (see below) we will give you your money back. Otherwise, we'll credit your online tuition towards the cost of attending one of our in-person classes (less a $15 processing fee).
What will I learn?
Our program focuses on the following:• The stages of divorce or separation• How to build a successful co parenting plan• Co-parenting styles• Effectively managing co-parenting conflict• Developmental stages of childhood/adolescence• How to discuss sensitive topics with your children• Negotiating with a difficult Ex• Strategies for reducing co-parenting stress Co-parenting as a team• Understanding step-family dynamics• Avoiding the most common co-parenting mistakes
Do both parents have to attend together?
Check your court order to see you have to. If not, it's up to you. However, the research suggests that families benefit more when both parents attend. So...we strongly recommend it.We're supposed to attend together but my Ex is not returning my calls, refusing, or wants to attend a different class.
What do you suggest?
Write your Ex a brief and friendly letter explaining that you have researched the Court-approved programs and you recommend that you both attend our class. Include a specific date by which you would like your Ex to get back to you confirming that she/he agrees with your plan. Send it by email and regular mail (with a return receipt that requires your Ex to sign that the letter was received). Keep the letter and the receipt in your Court papers.This high road approach will accomplish two important goals: (1) it will give your Ex formal notice that you are taking the Court’ order seriously; (2) it will demonstrate to the Court that you are proactively taking steps to resolve your custody dispute in a high road manner.
Can I bring my new partner?
Yes. Fighting with an Ex can really strain a new relationship. In fact, up to 75% of second and third marriages end in divorce. To help you avoid that, we encourage you to bring your new partner and learn how to bring an end to the custody battle - as a team. Cost: $50 - they get a certificate too! Want us to invite your Ex?
Who is the Instructor?
Tobias Desjardins, LCSW, is a mediator, shared-custody educater, and a therapist who specializes in separation and divorce. Tobias is the Founder of the non-profit International Center for Peaceful Shared Custody, and Director of Prevention Network, a provider of co-parenting education programs throughout Southern California.Tobias is also the author of A New Way to Win: How To Resolve Your Child Custody Dispute Without Giving Up, Giving In, or Going Broke.
Explain your 30 Day Money Back Guarantee?
If you complete our class and it is not accepted by the Family Law Court - we will refund your money –(less a $15 processing fee). To be eligible for a refund you will need to submit a request in writing within 30 days of completing our program. The request must include: (1) a copy of the order requiring that you complete a co-parenting program; (2) proof in writing from the Family Law Court explaining why our program was not accepted. I have other questions...…
Requests for refunds or changes to a registration fee must be received no later than ten (10) calendar days before the start of a face to face event and five (5) business days before the start of an online event. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. Registration fees are nontransferable.
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About Our Programs...
"Your program really helped us."Mom, Pasadena, CA "I wish I would have attended this class 2 years ago. So much sufferingcould have been avoided."
Dad, Laguna Beach, CA
"...it was hard to attend and see his "Ex". Just seeing her made me me want to explode. But being in the same room and learning the same stratagies, seemed to make all the difference."
Step-mom, Burbank, CA