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The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, visitation, adoption, termination of parental rights, abuse prevention and wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and changes of name.

Invitation for Comment

SJC Committee Seeks Lawyer Response in Evaluation of Trial Court Judges in Worcester County

As part of the ongoing program to evaluate and enhance judicial performance, the Supreme Judicial Court is seeking response from attorneys who practice before the Superior, District, Housing, Probate and Family, and Juvenile Courts in Worcester County. The SJC asks that any attorney who receives an email inviting them to log in and complete a questionnaire should take the time to complete it, as the more responses received, the more helpful the judicial evaluations will be. The SJC's evaluation program is the best opportunity for attorneys to offer their opinions of the members of the judiciary in an anonymous, confidential process. The evaluation period is from May 2 until mid-June . To learn more, or to get a copy of the questionnaire, click on the "learn more" link below or send an email to Mona.Hochberg@sjc.state.ma.us.

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