Sunday, February 03, 2013

Probate and Family Court Invites Comments on Rule 412

Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and the Probate and Family Court's Bench/Bar Committee on Rules seeks comments by February 15, 2013 on proposed amendments to Rule 412 of the Massachusetts Supplemental Rules of the Probate and Family Court.  A redlined version of the proposed changes to the rule follows the notice.  According to the court:

          "The proposed changes to Rule 412, Joint Petition for Modification of Child Support               
          Judgment, would expand the rule to allow parties to modify any judgment or temporary       
          order of the Probate and Family Court where the parties are in agreement, the agreement
          is in writing, and all other requirements of the rules are met."

"Comments on the proposed amendments should be directed to the Probate and Family Court Bench/Bar Committee on Rules, c/o Evelyn Patsos, Esq., and sent via facsimile to (617) 788-6605 or by email to on or before Friday, February 15, 2013."

More on modifications is available at our Mass. Law About Modifications of Divorce, Child Support and other Family Law Judgments and Orders.