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8/13/2021
  • Probate and Family Court
  • Massachusetts Court System

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The National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) has selected the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Remote Child Support Case Conference Session as the recipient of the NCSEA 2021 Innovative Collaboration & Partnership Award.

Probate and Family Court Chief Justice John Casey accepted the award at the NCSEA 2021 Leadership Symposium in Austin, Texas, in early August. The Massachusetts Probate and Family Court was recognized and honored for its precedent-setting and innovative remote child support conference program.

The concept for remote child support case conference sessions (also known as Department of Revenue DOR case conferencing sessions) developed from the need to hear child support cases safely during the pandemic. These types of cases were previously processed during block days when hundreds of people would come to court at the same time to meet with court and DOR staff on child support arrangements.

From left: Probate and Family Court Chief Justice Casey and NCSEA president Lisa Skenandore
Probate and Family Court Chief Justice John Casey and NCSEA president Lisa Skenandore.

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Probate and Family Court 

The Probate and Family Court Department handles court matters that involve families and children, like divorce, child support, and wills.

Massachusetts Court System 

The Massachusetts court system consists of the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the Executive Office of the Trial Court, the 7 Trial Court departments, the Massachusetts Probation Service, and the Office of Jury Commissioner.
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