DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Prerequisites for filing for dissolution of marriage. Provides that a parent of a minor child may not commence a proceeding for dissolution of marriage against the other parent of the child before the earlier of: (1) 120 days after a parent files with a court a notice of intent to dissolve a marriage if both parents of a child complete, not earlier than three years before commencing a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, a divorce education program approved by the department of child services; or (2) 300 days after a parent files with a court a notice of intent to dissolve a marriage if one or both parents of the child do not complete a divorce education program. Provides exceptions to these requirements. Allows a parent to file for provisional orders after a parent has filed a notice of intent to dissolve a marriage. Requires the department of child services to approve divorce education programs that meet certain requirements. Provides that each parent is responsible for the individual parent's cost in attending and completing a divorce education program.