In a press release dated June 28, 2013, the Mass. Probate and Family Court announced changes to Rule 412 of the Supplemental Rules of the Probate and Family Court. Effective August 1, 2013, the amended rule is now entitled: "Uncontested Actions to Modify a Judgment or Order." See also Rule 412 with Changes Highlighted and Rule 412 with Changes Incorporated. Prior to the effective date, instructions and forms required by the rule will be released and posted on the Probate and Family Court website.
"The changes to Rule 412 allow parties to jointly request modification of a judgment or 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. The changes to the Rule will allow the Probate and Family Court to handle more cases administratively."
Rule 412 and all other Massachusetts court rules can be found at Massachusetts Rules of Court. The Supplemental Rules of the Probate and Family Court EBook is now available as well as other EBooks for download to mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers from our EBooks page. There you will find instructions for downloading, installing and using the EBooks.