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The bill would have required certain divorcing parents with dependent children under 18 years of age to participate in education classes and provided the different types of professionals who could conduct the classes. The bill also would have enacted a waiting period changing the time a court could grant a divorce to 120 days from the date of the parties' separation when the parties have children 18 years of age or younger. The bill provided a waiting period waiver when a party obtained a protective order or when either party submitted allegations to the court of specific facts establishing probable cause that family violence had occurred. The parties also could obtain a waiver of the waiting period if they presented a settlement agreement to the court indicating they utilized principles of collaborative practice.

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