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*NEW* NEW PUBLICATION: The Decoder

*NEW* NEW PROCEDURE FOR HEALTH CARE PROXY DISPUTES

*NEW* PILOT PROGRAM OFFERING FREE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES ANNOUNCED

*NEW* DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR PROBATE & FAMILY COURT APPOINTED

*NEW* NEW FORMS AND INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL - RULE 412

*NEW* REQUIRED FORMS FOR CHANGING A JUDGMENT OR TEMPORARY ORDER BY AGREEMENT

*NEW* GENERAL INFORMATION ON CHANGING A JUDGMENT OR TEMPORARY ORDER BY AGREEMENT

(9/23/2013) PILOT PROGRAM ANNOUNCED: FREE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES OFFERED
To settle cases that consist mainly of issues that have already been resolved, Probate and Family Court has announced the creation of a pilot program. The program is free, and was designed to aid those that may not have the time or money needed to bring a case to trial.

(7/31/2013) NEW FORMS RELEASED FOR THE CHANGES TO RULE 412
As a result of the recent changes to Rule 412, new forms and informational material have been released.

(7/30/2013) REVISED CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES WORKSHEET EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1ST
The recent Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, which is used by Trial Court judges in setting orders for child suport, has been revised for accuracy and clarity. As of August 1st, this is the only version of the form that will be accepted.

(6/28/2013) CHANGE TO RULE 412
"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 Rule are met. The changes to the Rule will allow the Probate and Family
Court to handle more cases administratively."

(6/20/2013) EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1st: NEW CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES ISSUED BY TRIAL COURT
A committee review, which takes place every four years, has led to some key changes in Trial Court child support guidelines. These guidelines have been modified as of July 30th.

(5/07/2013) PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF ONLINE CHILD SUPPORT DOCUMENT ASSEMBLY MODULE
Those who are forced to represent themselves will have an easier time doing so thanks to a series of free online interviews that, upon being completed, are used to prepare child support forms and instructions.

(1/08/2013) PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT ANNOUNCES INTERNET ACCESS TO PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ESTATE AND ADMINISTRATION CASES
Publicly available Estate and Administration cases just became a lot more public as they hit the web.

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