Mark R. Quigley
FOR RELEASE ON:March 3, 2008
PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT ANNOUNCES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
STANDING ORDER 3-08, IMPOUNDMENT OF QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS,
DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS, AND ORDERS COMMONLY KNOWN AS MANGIACOTTI ORDERS
The Probate and Family Court Administrative Office has announced that Standing Order 3-08, Impoundment of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Domestic Relations Orders, andOrders commonly known as Mangiacotti Orders will be effective on March 10, 2008. These orderscontain highly sensitive personal and financial information. Thus, in order to protect the privacy ofparties to a case, we have written this Standing Order which will keep the orders separate andunavailable for public inspection.
The Probate and Family Court Administrative Office solicited comment on the StandingOrder from our judges and court personnel as well as members of the Bar Associations. A numberof helpful suggestions were submitted and included in the final version of the Standing Order. The Standing Order can be found at www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/probateandfamilycourt.