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Helpful Massachusetts Probate and Family Court information found on DOR website Posted on Oct 12

Sometimes useful information about Massachusetts courts can be found on other state agency websites.  For example, the Department of Revenue provides detailed information about each Probate and Family Court under their Child Support Services section.  By going to the sub-heading “Court Information,”, you will find   …Continue Reading Helpful Massachusetts Probate and Family Court information found on DOR website

New and Revised Estate Forms Available Posted on Apr 26

The Massachusetts Probate and Family Court has released new and revised estate forms along with instructions.   The forms are required for cases filed before and after the effective date of April 15, 2016, but there is a two week grace period during which the old forms will   …Continue Reading New and Revised Estate Forms Available

Comments Invited on Probate and Family Court Initiatives Posted on Apr 21

The Probate and Family Court invites comment on a set of proposals to provide new mechanisms for a just and speedy resolution of family law cases.   The three proposed Probate and Family Court initiatives are: Family Centered Case Resolution and Case Management in the Probate   …Continue Reading Comments Invited on Probate and Family Court Initiatives

Comments Requested on Parenting Coordination Standing Order Posted on Nov 20

The Probate and Family Court is seeking public comment and suggestions concerning the proposed Parenting Coordination Standing Order. In Bower v. Bournay-Bower, 469 Mass. 690, 707 (2014), the Supreme Judicial Court invited the Probate and Family Court “to review and consider the promulgation of a   …Continue Reading Comments Requested on Parenting Coordination Standing Order