In all cases not governed by the Mass.R.Dom.Rel.P. , time for service and giving of notice shall be governed by Mass.R.Civ.P. 5 and 6 . Wherever the word "complaint" appears in said rule, it shall also mean, where applicable, "petition."
As amended January 16, 1979, effective February 12, 1979, December 14, 2011 effective January 2, 2012.
(2012) The subject of this Rule is covered in Mass.R.Civ.P. 5 and 6 . They eliminate the need for a written certificate of service or affidavit of notice unless service or notice is questioned. But see proposed new Rule 28A which will require a certificate of service.