Thursday, March 27, 2008

Parent Education Program Changes

Earlier this week, the Mass. Probate and Family Court issued Standing Order 4-08, which replaces Standing Order 1-03, Parent Education Program Attendance. According to the press release, "The change to the Standing Order requires that the parties pay $80.00 to the provider in advance of the class to offset the cost of materials and facilitators. This fee may be reduced to $5.00 upon a party submitting a copy of his or her allowed Affidavit of Indigency and Request for Waiver, Substitution or State Payment of Fees and Costs. Parties have paid $65.00 to the providers since 2003." The new order is effective April 7, 2008.

This and other Probate Court Standing Orders are available at Mass. Court Rules.