In order to promote awareness of, and track and enforce attendance at, mandatory Parent Education programs, the Probate and Family Court is implement new requirements, time-frames and forms. To that end, Standing Order 4-08 is repealed effective May 1, 2016, and will be replaced with Standing Order 2-16, effective May 1, 2016.

Changes reflected in Standing Order 2-16 include:

  1. new required documentation of registration to encourage prompt enrollment;
  2. clarification concerning the basis for waiving the mandatory attendance requirement, and highlighted alternative to such waiver when appropriate; and
  3. updated information concerning the delivery of parent education services via DVD or online program

You may review Standing Order 2-16 at: www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/rules-of-court/

The related forms are available at: www.mass.gov/courts/forms/pfc-forms-gen.html

 

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