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Thursday, May. 9, 2013
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Probate and Family Court announces release of online child support document assembly module

The Probate and Family Court, the Massachusetts Justice Project and collaborators have announced the availability of a new online resource that will help self-represented litigants more easily complete court forms in child support cases. The other partners are the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, South Coastal Counties Legal Services Inc. and the Trial Court Access to Justice Initiative.

With the help of a Technology Initiative Grant from the Legal Services Corporation, the Massachusetts Justice Project, in collaboration with the Probate and Family Court and the other partners, has created a series of free online interviews that help self-represented litigants accurately complete the court forms needed to file cases seeking establishment, enforcement or modification of a child support order or an answer to any of these complaints.

The interviews, supporting educational videos and written content can be accessed here. Users proceed through a series of questions, and the answers to the questions are used to prepare forms and instructions. A Spanish translation of these interviews will be available this summer.

Click here to learn more.



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