Bay Parenting Class in VIDEO
Watch this Divorce Course from ANY DEVICE:
4-hr SELF-PACED VIDEO online course
100% ONLINE Florida Parenting class
Instant Access & Certificate
Guaranteed Acceptance in FL. Courts
Engaging 10 modules + activities
Created by Top 1% Ranked Doctor
BONUS: Audio & PDF included
Comprising: Callaway, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Panama City Beach, Panama City, Parker, and Springfield
300 East 4th Street Panama City, FL 32401
Phone (850)763-9061 - Fax (850)747-5188
Hours of operation: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Legal Aid and resources
Free Legal Aid for Bay County
Help is available for low-income residents of Bay County in need of assistance in matters related to Florida divorce laws. Parents who plan to divorce in Florida can speak with a divorce attorney and get free legal advice by calling the Helpline at the Panama City Office at (850) 769-3581 during hours of operation: Monday through Thursday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a service offered by the Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF).
To see if you are eligible to receive this free service, click HERE
If you plan to file for divorce in Florida and are looking for private attorneys in Bay County, you can use the Florida Bar Association Referral service. You will be asked to describe your legal issue, and they will refer you to a Florida divorce lawyer with experience with your particular legal matter who practices family law in Bay County.
In addition to being in good standing with the Florida Bar, most of these divorce attorneys carry professional malpractice insurance, which assures you of getting the best quality legal work for your money.
Florida Divorce Forms
The Office of Family Courts has put together helpful legal information for those filing for divorce in Florida. You can learn about Florida divorce laws in the Florida Courts website and by accessing Florida Family Law Forms.
Domestic Violence Resources
Resources and Offices
Domestic Violence Program
1824 W 15th Street, Panama City, Florida 32405
850-763-0706, 24-Hour Crisis Line, Toll Free 1-800-252-2597
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) Website Here
Phone: 1-800-500-1119 / 24 hours a day
What to do
If you are in immediate fear for your safety or life, Call 911 IMMEDIATELY.
If you have been abused physically or sexually, or have reason to fear you may become a victim of domestic violence, Florida law enables you to file for a Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence; it explains your situation to the judge and tells the court from whom you need protection.
To file for an injunction you must go, in person, to the Bay County Juvenile Justice Courthouse at 533 E 11th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. The Bay County Clerk's Office is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Calling Unified Family Court (Domestic Violence) at 850-747-5165 to schedule an appointment time will reduce long wait times.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office outlines how to protect yourself at the following link Click Here
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Divorce in Florida with Children
In Florida, parents involved in a dissolution of marriage proceeding with minor children or a paternity proceeding with issues of parental responsibility must attend, separately, parenting classes approved by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) before the court issues a final judgment.
Parenting Classes Online
Florida divorce laws require that parenting classes last a minimum of 4 hours. The State allows parents to take these parenting classes online. Co-parenting classes, Family stabilization, parent education, divorce course, or parenting education course, as these educational programs are also called, provide education, training, and support during the divorce process in accordance with Chapter 61.21 of the Florida Statutes.