As you may be aware, the Massachusetts Courts are currently closed to the public.
However, this does not mean that you have to wait to file your case or that you cannot move your case along by other avenues. The Court is not only welcoming new filings, but they are also hearing pending matters via telephone conference and Zoom.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 shut down on March 13, 2020, our office has continued to work hard for our clients and our attorneys have participated in over a dozen Court hearings, which includes, but is not limited to, an emergency Restraining Order hearing in the District Court, status, motion, and contempt hearings on pending divorce matters in the Probate and Family Court, and uncontested hearings to present a final Separation Agreement and an Agreement for Judgment on a custody matter.
Yes, we have settled cases and have had the final agreements heard by a Judge.
The workings of the Court have certainly changed during these unprecedented times, but if you are in need of moving your case along, or if you are hoping to file a case and don’t know how given the fact that you cannot walk through the Court house doors, please do not hesitate to contact us to determine the best options for you and your family.
Lindsey A. Dulkis Patten, Esquire
Porcello Law Offices
271 Lafayette Street