Co-Parent Court?

05.07.2012, 4:09 PM

From Hennepin County, Minnesota:

Unlike divorce cases, where the couple may have known each other a long time and have a shared history, never-married parents who show up in Peterson’s courtroom may not know each other well. And they now have an 18-year shared endeavor: raising a child…

In 2010, Judge [Bruce] Peterson and a team of partners created the Co-Parent Court using federal, county and foundation money. Similar to drug courts and DWI courts created in the 1990s to address recurring problems in the criminal justice system, Co-Parent Court is the county’s first problem-solving court in the family court arena. more


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