Divorce Webinar: How to Overcome Parenting Challenges & Court Delays during Covid-19

July 2, Wednesday 2:00 – 2:45 PM Learn more: Divorce Webinar Info Register here: registration Open to the Public Co-parenting in the best of times is challenging. This is the worst of times: COVID-19, no school or camp, unemployment. What can parents do? With courts essentially closed, what resources can families turn to resolve their conflicts and keep kids safe? • Learn how to parent in a pandemic. • Learn about how to take control, even when your life feels out of control. Register here: registration
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Essex and Middlesex County Probate & Family Court tests ‘virtual registry’

The Probate & Family Court is testing the use of videoconferencing for registry assistance to the general public. The Essex and Middlesex Probate & Family Court registers’ offices have begun using Zoom videoconferencing to operate virtual registries. The program creates a virtual registry for Probate & Family Court matters using a Zoom videoconference meeting link that operates during normal business hours – Monday through Friday, from 8am – 4:30pm. when a host from a register’s office is logged in. In Essex and Middlesex, users who enter the virtual registry are placed in a waiting room until the host admits individuals
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Attorney Eric Schutzbank Named as a 2020 Super Lawyer

We are pleased to announce that Eric Schutzbank has been selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list. The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to
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Divorce Webinar: Domestic Abuse and Financial Safety

June 10th, Wednesday 2:00 – 2:45 PM Learn more: Divorce Webinar Info Register here: registration Open to the Public Experts predict the divorce floodgates will open when society reopens, especially with domestic violence on the rise during these COVID 19 times. Are you aware of someone who is in an abusive situation or contemplating divorce? We know how to help avoid common and costly financial mistakes and protect themselves from further harm. • If you are suffering from physical or emotional abuse, know your rights, know your resources and know your options. Stop the hurt. We can help. • Get
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Attorney Eric Schutzbank Elected to the Board of Governors

Attorney Eric Schutzbank has been elected by the Board of Governors at Temple Emanuel in Andover, Massachusetts to serve on the Board for a three year term. The Board of Governors meets regularly to discuss issues related to the operations of the Temple. Temple Emanuel’s Mission Founded one hundred years ago, Temple Emanuel of Andover is an inclusive and vibrant Reform community that is committed to serving the needs of our congregants and local community. We offer A Lifelong Jewish Journey for people of all ages through a range of services and programs that celebrate Jewish life, learning, community and
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The Transformation of the Massachusetts Court System

A message to Massachusetts attorneys from Chief Justice Gants, Justice Carey, and Justice Greene. May 14, 2020 Dear Bar Leaders and Members of the Bar, With two months having passed since our courthouses were physically closed, we want to update the bar, self-represented litigants, and the public regarding the judiciary’s tentative plans for the months ahead. We emphasize the word “tentative” because our plans remain a work in progress, and may vary depending on the data regarding the number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Massachusetts, and on the Governor’s orders regarding the State of Emergency. As we move
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Middlesex Probate and Family Court Announces Their Move to a Second Location in the Lowell Justice Center under Emergency Closure Protocols

On May 4, 2020, the Middlesex Probate and Family Court entered a historic phase in its service to the people of Middlesex County when it completed the move of half their operation to a new location in the Lowell Justice Center. Originally expecting large numbers of attorneys and litigants to take advantage of the increased access to the court in this large county, the move comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting all access to the court. Although there are judges and employees at the Lowell site daily, like the Cambridge location, it is minimally staffed and operating
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Middlesex Juvenile and Probate & Family Court Closed

A Trial Court employee who works at the Cambridge courthouses for the Middlesex Juvenile and Probate & Family Courts has tested positive for coronavirus. The courthouses will be closed temporarily for thorough cleaning and you will be notified when the reopening date is determined. As recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, those working in the courthouses should self-quarantine to monitor their health until the courts reopens. Anyone who has concerns or experiences symptoms should contact their health provider. The more that we all are aware of the facts on the coronavirus and are vigilant on our healthy workplace
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