Image of Scales Families in Transition Seminar
Offered by the Fulton County Family Division

The Purpose of the Seminar

Topics of Discussion

Fees and Registration

Seminar Locations

2014 Seminar Schedule

Spanish Families in Transition Seminar Brochure

Other Seminars in Atlanta Metro Area (not Fulton County)

Children's Seminar

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The Purpose of the Seminar

The Families in Transition Seminar is a court ordered educational program for parties involved in divorce, separate maintenance, paternity, change of custody, visitation, legitimation, and other domestic relations matters involving minor children. The four-hour seminar is conducted by trained counselors and therapists. The seminar is offered by the Family Division of Superior Court of Fulton County. Both parties involved in the action are REQUIRED to attend the seminar within thirty (30) days of the Court Order being served upon the Respondent/Defendant. Parties must attend the entire seminar to obtain credit.

We also offer FIT Seminars entirely in SPANISH. See schedule for dates. For more information, please call 404-612-3938


Topics of Discussion

Topics addressed in the seminar include:

  • the developmental stages of childhood
  • the needs of children at different ages
  • age appropriate expectations of children
  • stress indicators in children
  • divorce as a growth stage
  • the grief process
  • reducing stress through a "good divorce"
  • changing parental and marital roles
  • financial obligations of child rearing
  • conflict management / dispute resolution
  • visitation recommendations to enhance the child's relationship with both parents


FEES, REGISTRATION

The cost of the seminar is a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $30.00 per person, payable by money order, cashier's check or cash.

Credit and Debit cards are also accepted through PayPal with a $2.00 Admin Fee.

**You MUST pre-register at least 3 business days prior for weekday seminars and for PayPal method of payment.

NO PERSONAL/BUSINESS CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH.

IMPORTANT: Payment must be received at least three (3) business days in advance of the seminar.


Times and Locations

SATURDAY MORNING SEMINAR
DOWNTOWN JUSTICE CENTER BUILDING (JCB)
160 Pryor Street, S.W., Courtroom G33
Atlanta, Georgia
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This seminar is held once per month at the Carnes Justice Center Building on the Ground Floor. Please arrive at least thirty (30) minutes early to register and/or check in. This is the ONLY FIT seminar where walk-in registration and payment are accepted. Pre-payment and pre-registration are welcomed and encouraged.

LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED! CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5 MAY NOT ATTEND. IF YOUR CHILD, AGE 5 - 17, IS ATTENDING THE A.C.T. SEMINAR, BOTH YOU AND YOUR CHILD MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. CHILDREN UNDER 5 MAY NOT ATTEND.


WEEKDAY MORNING SEMINAR
SOUTH FULTON CO SERVICE CENTER
5600 Stonewall Tell Road,
College Park, Georgia
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This seminar is held once per month in the Multipurpose Center. Please arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes early to check in. Pre-registration and prepayment must be received no later than 3 business days before the seminar by Fulton County Superior Court Family Division, Families in Transition, 136 Pryor Street, S.W., Suite C-826, Atlanta, GA 30303

NO REGISTRATION OR PAYMENT ACCEPTED ON SITE. NO WALK-INS OR LATE ARRIVALS ADMITTED. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN.


WEEKDAY EVENING SEMINAR
DOROTHY BENSON COMPLEX
6500 Vernon Woods Drive,
Sandy Springs, Georgia
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This seminar is held once per month in Building B at the Benson Complex. Please arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes early to check in. Pre-registration and pre-payment must be received no later than 3 business days before the seminar by Fulton county Superior Court Family Division, Families in Transition, 136 Pryor Street, S.W., Suite C-826, Atlanta, GA 30303.

NO REGISTRATION OR PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED ON SITE. NO WALK-INS OR LATE ARRIVALS ADMITTED. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN.


SPANISH WEEKDAY MORNING SEMINAR
DOWNTOWN LEWIS R. SLATON (FULTON COUNTY) COURTHOUSE (FCC)
136 Pryor Street, S.W., Courtroom 8H
Atlanta, Georgia
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This seminar is held once per month at the Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse in Courtroom 8H. Please arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes early to check in. Pre-registration and pre-payment are encouraged but payment can be made at the time of the seminar.

NO LATE ARRIVALS ADMITTED. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN.



2014 SEMINAR TIMES/DATES/LOCATIONS

Classes on days marked with (SP) are in Spanish only. Call 404-612-3938 for information.

  BENSON COMPLEX
DOWNTOWN (JCB)
DOWNTOWN (FCC)
S. FULTON SERVICE
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
 Thu, Dec 4, 2014Benson Complex
 Tue, Dec 9, 2014 (SP)Downtown (FCC)
 Tue, Dec 16, 2014S. Fulton Service Center
 Sat, Dec 20, 2014Downtown (JCB)


SPANISH SEMINAR

We offer a FIT Seminar entirely in Spanish once per month. Please check the Spanish brochure, our website at www.fultoncourt.org/family, or call(404)612-3938 for more information, including fees and registration.


Other Seminars in the Atlanta Metro Area (not Fulton County)

NOTE: If you are involved in a case assigned to the Superior Court of Fulton County Family Division and you attend a seminar outside of Fulton County, please be sure to file the original certificate of your attendance at the seminar with the Clerk of the Superior Court of Fulton County. If you have questions, please call (404) 612-4618.

Clayton County

Cobb County

Dekalb County

Gwinnett

Ninth District

West Georgia


Still have questions? Call 404/612-4618 for recorded information.





Family Division
Superior Court of Fulton County
136 Pryor Street, S.W.
8th Floor, Suite C-826
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office Number: 404-612-0505
Fax Number: 404-612-5582
familydivision@fultoncountyga.gov