Massachusetts Probate & Family Court Suspends Requirement for Parenting Education Classes

Sad little girl is looking at camera while her parents are arguing in the background

On July 8, 2021 Chief Justice John Casey of the MA Probate and Family Courts announced a suspension to the requirement for divorcing parents to complete the mandatory parent education program specified in the court’s Standing Order 2-16, Parent Education Program Attendance, issued in 2016.  The announcement surprised many MA divorce lawyers and mediators. Besides…

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Parent Education Programs & Covid-19

June 11, 2020: Before the era of Covid-19 (the good old days), the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court required that parents of children under 18 registers for a Parent Education Program within 30 days from when the original complaint was served on the defendant, or within 30 days from an order from the Court. When…

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Massachusetts Parenting Education Program

I frequently answer questions about the mandatory parenting education classes that divorcing parents in Massachusetts or even non-married parents must complete before their divorce becomes final. Here is some information about the course and the requirements so you will have an understanding of what to expect.  Don’t forget to sign up for one of the…

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