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The parents might want to consider some sort of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or conciliation.  In addition, the parents might want to consider a parenting coordinator.  Many mediators, conciliators and parenting coordinators can work remotely and could help get some resolution so that the family can stay safe and stress free and have […]

Disclaimer:  This is a series of blogs related to the impact of COVID-19 on the court system; in particular, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.  This information may be outdated and it is important to look at the court’s website.  Also, different courts have different particularities.  I have gotten this from both speaking to other […]

There was an open letter from the Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court of Massachusetts John D. Casey on 3/24/20.  It would be beneficial for litigants and attorneys to review. It is important to note that parenting orders are not stayed during the COVID-19.  It is important based on what Justice Casey states […]

Disclaimer:  This is a series of blogs related to the impact of COVID-19 on the court system; in particular, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.  This information may be outdated and it is important to look at the court’s website.  Also, different courts have different particularities.  I have gotten this from both speaking to other […]

Disclaimer:  This is a series of blogs related to the impact of COVID-19 on the court system; in particular, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.  This information may be outdated and it is important to look at the court’s website.  Also, different courts have different particularities.  I have gotten this from both speaking to other […]

The Probate and Family Court hereby ORDERS that effective April 2, 2020, and until further order of the court: Where the email address of an attorney of record is known because it was previously provided by the attorney on pleadings or other papers filed with the court in connection with the case at issue, pleadings […]

The court at this point is encouraging any non-emergency matters to be filed by mail or by e-filing if that is available. The filing will still be docketed but they are not going to add an actual court hearing until on or after May 1st unless it is an emergency matter. Again, you want to […]

Disclaimer:  This is a series of blogs related to the impact of COVID-19 on the court system; in particular, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.  This information may be outdated and it is important to look at the court’s website.  Also, different courts have different particularities.  I have gotten this from both speaking to other […]

Disclaimer:  This is a series of blogs related to the impact of COVID-19 on the court system; in particular, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.  This information may be outdated and it is important to look at the court’s website.  Also, different courts have different particularities.  I have gotten this from both speaking to other […]

All CRA hearings should be continued to May 4, 2020 or to a date thereafter and a Wavier of Appearance of the Parties including subject children, attorney’s, employees of DCF shall be considered whenever possible. Again, in Juvenile Court based on COVID-19 for any adoption matters shall be continued to the first business day no […]