P.O. Box 963 Cartersville, GA 30120                                                          Phone: 770-387-5480    Fax:  770-387-5479
Seventh Judicial
Administrative District

S. Lark Ingram                   Jody Overcash                 Carrie Sims
District Administrative Judge           District Court Administrator            Administrative Assistant

Seventh Judicial Administrative District

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Transparenting:  A Seminar for Divorcing Parents               

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This seminar is specifically designed and certified for parties needing to fulfill their requirement for attending an approved divorcing parents class in Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk counties. Attendance is required for all parties involved in divorce, separate maintenance, legitimation, paternity, change of custody, change in visitation and any other domestic relations actions where children under the age of eighteen (18) are involved.

Trans~Parenting is a four-hour, interactive experience that focuses on how effective parenting during this time of transition can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on children. While focusing on a Co-Parenting approach, trained instructors use a multi-media format that teaches parents how to best lead their changing families to a successful and positive outcome.

As an added resource, each parent attending the seminar receives a Parent Handbook which outlines and expands upon seminar content. Many others, including concerned family members and professionals working with parents and children, find the handbook useful.

Each year in the United States, more than 1 million children experience the divorce of their parents. Spanning diverse cultural, racial, and socio-economic lines, the effects of divorce are far reaching. Empowering through education, Trans~Parenting helps move families through transition and leads them on the road to rediscovery.


  •  To emphasize the importance for parents to put their children's needs first both during and after the divorce.
  •  To provide parents with practical information and skills which will help them support their children's emotional well-being during and after the transition of divorce.
  •  To create a better understanding of how conflict between parents creates stress for children and ways to decrease conflict.
  •  To encourage cooperation in co-parenting to support continued and meaningful relationships with both parents.


The Trans~Parenting Seminar provides information about helping children adjust to the changes associated with family transition. The topics covered include:

 The Divorce Process:

  • Emotional Reactions
  • Involvement with the Legal System
  • Changes in Your Economic Situation
  • New Relationships with Family & Friends
  • A Period of Adjustment
  • Stages of Grief as It Pertains to You and Your Child

Helping Your Children:

  • Talking to Your Children About the Divorce
  • Guidelines for Helping Children Adjust
  • Warning Sings of Problems with Children
  • Changes in the Living Situation
  • Ages & Stages of Development
  • New Family Structures


Looking Ahead:

  • Making A Change
  • How to Get Help
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Community Resources