Supplemental Rules of the Probate and Family Court

Supplemental Rules of the Probate and Family Court Supplemental Probate and Family Court Rule 7: Amendments

Effective Date: 01/02/2012
Updates: Amended December 14, 2011, effective January 2, 2012.

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Rule 7

In all cases not governed by the Mass.R.Dom.Rel.P., amended and supplemental pleadings shall be governed by Mass.R.Civ.P. 15. In all cases commenced by petition, except for joint petitions for divorce, petitions for grandparent visitation and joint petitions for modification of child support, a "responsive pleading" shall include an appearance filed before 10:00 a.m. on the return day.

Reporter's notes

(2012) Mass.R.Civ.P. 15 already addresses this issue. A different rule is not needed.

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Updates: Amended December 14, 2011, effective January 2, 2012.

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