Family Court Services offers a Court-mandated class called “Helping Your Children Cope with Family Change.”  The class provides information to parents about legal issues, child development, co-parenting strategies, conflict resolution and community resources.  The class is required by the Court (ORS 3.425) for all people who are parties in a domestic relations (family law) case that decides the custody of a child.  

The one-time only, in-person class is offered at various times and locations each month.  Please be aware there is often a 4 to 6 week wait to get into an available class.

Call or complete the registration form for exact dates each month. 

Tuesday | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Multnomah County Courthouse, 1021 SW 4th Ave., Room 130 

Thursday | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Juvenile Justice Complex | 1401 NE 68th Ave., Room 1201 

Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Multnomah County Courthouse | 1021 SW 4th Ave., Room 602

Saturday | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Multnomah County Courthouse | 1021 SW 4th Ave., Room 130 

Saturday | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | East County Courthouse | 18480 SE Stark St., Room G190 

Saturday | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | East County Courthouse | 18480 SE Stark St., Room G190 - Spanish language class, offered every other month. 

Language interpretation-assisted classes are available at various times on the second Friday per month in Room 350 at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Online option

An online class is available only with special permission for clients who live more than 60 miles from Portland, are breastfeeding an infant, or have a disability that makes it difficult to attend the in-person class.

Registration and fees

The class registration fee is $70. Classes are non-refundable. 

To register, please fill out our registration form or call 503-988-3037 to pay the fee, set an appointment or ask questions.

Parties to a case will be scheduled in different class unless both parties call our office at 503-988-3037, and ask to take the class together. 

Fee waivers

Fee waivers based on low-income are available.  To apply for a fee waiver, please fill out this form and send it to our office by mail, fax, email or bring it in person to:

Multnomah County Family Court Services

Address: Multnomah County Courthouse
1021 SW 4th Ave., Room 350 (attn. Parent Education
Portland, OR  97204
Phone: 503-988-3037; Fax: 503-988-3232; TDD 503-988-3561
Email: multco.parented@multco.us