Los Angeles Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
THE LAW OFFICES OF CATHLEEN E. NORTON
PARENTS AND CHILDREN ACTING TOGETHER
PACT is a mandatory class that parents are required to attend before a court hearing regarding a custody and visitation dispute.
PACT educates parents about the issues their children face when parents are going through a divorce. It helps parents understand how to help their children adjust to changes in their family.
The PACT class should be completed before mediation so that the parties can meaningfully discuss an age-appropriate parenting plan in Conciliation Court.
Whenever a hearing is set for custody and visitation, the parties are required to attend a Conciliation Court appointment. This is an opportunity for parents to devise a parenting plan of their own choosing. Attorneys do not represent their clients in Conciliation Court. Instead, the parties meet with a third-party mediator who is a mental health professional. If the parties agree to a parenting plan and neither side objects to it, it will become an Order of the Court. The services of the mediator in Conciliation Court are free.
For more information about PACT and a current schedule of classes, please call (888) 889-9900.