Parenting Education Program Requirement: P.A.C.T. (Parents and Children Together)

If you have minor children who were born or adopted during the marriage, Illinois Supreme Court Rule 924 requires both parents, with limited exceptions, to attend a parenting education program before the divorce will be granted. This program lasts four hours and covers the subjects of visitation and custody, and their impact on children. Parents do NOT need to attend the course together.

There is a fee for the course which varies based upon the parent’s income. The class is offered at various times to accommodate parents’ schedules. Classes fill up so it is a good idea to sign up early in the divorce process.  Upon completion, you will receive a certificate.

In Winnebago and Boone Counties, the program is offered by:

Family Matters – P.A.C.T.

3703 N. Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61103

Phone: (815) 877-7228

Email: [email protected]


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We will educate you each step of the way on what is required under Illinois law to be granted your divorce. While we can’t take all of the stress out of going through a divorce, we can eliminate surprises and guide you.  Here is a list of more information you may wish to read:

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