Parenting Classes

A. UW-Extension provides parenting classes which meet the requirements of the Iowa County Circuit Court local court rule concerning completion of family court proceedings upon verification of participation in a parenting class.

UW-Extension is currently holding a class which is titled "Parents Forever™: Education for Families in Divorce Transition. For information about this parenting class, please open the copy of their brochure at the link below and contact Ruth N. Schriefer of UW Extension at 608-930-9850 or by emailing ruth.schriefer@ces.uwex.edu .

B. Online - The Center for Divorce Education has an online parenting class entitled "Children in Between© Online". This class also meets the requirements of the Iowa County Circuit Court local court rule concerning completion of family court proceedings upon verification of participation in a parenting class. The link to the informational brochure is listed below and the link to that parenting class is online.divorce-education.com .

Children in Between

Child Dependency Exemption and Child Tax Credits

Review your judgment or court order before you prepare and file your income tax return and make sure you keep a copy with your income tax records. The judgment or order may include language which your tax preparer/accountant should review in order to file your returns correctly. Also, be sure to discuss these matters fully with your income tax preparer/accountant. The Internal Revenue Service and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue have rules and regulations which govern these matters and both taxing agencies have the ability to determine immediately upon filing if two individuals attempt to claim the same child for dependency purposes.  Failure to comply with the terms of your judgment or order may lead to contempt proceedings in the circuit court. Also, a party may be required to file amended income tax returns. Please keep in mind that representatives of the Child Support Office, the Clerk of Court and her deputies, and the Family Court Commissioner cannot advise you on these matters as they do not prepare income tax returns nor do they give legal or tax advice to individuals involved in family court proceedings.