Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure

Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure Domestic Relations Procedure Rule 1: Scope of rules

Courts: Probate and Family Court
Effective Date: 07/26/1995
Updates: Amended effective January 1, 1976 Amended June 25, 1979, effective July 19, 1979
Amended July 31, 1986, effective July 22, 1986 Amended January 6, 1995, effective February 1, 1995 Amended effective July 26, 1995

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Rule 1

These rules govern the procedure in the Probate and Family Court Department in all proceedings for divorce, separate support, and custody of minor children, annulment or affirmation of marriage, an action for spousal and/or child support, an action to determine paternity and/or support for a child born out of wedlock, modification thereof, contempt and abuse prevention as enumerated in General Laws, Chapters 207, 208, 209, 209A, 209C, 215 and 209D. They shall be construed to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action they govern.

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Updates: Amended effective January 1, 1976 Amended June 25, 1979, effective July 19, 1979
Amended July 31, 1986, effective July 22, 1986 Amended January 6, 1995, effective February 1, 1995 Amended effective July 26, 1995

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