A number of recent appellate decisions in Massachusetts have addressed the boundaries of what Probate and Family Court trial judges have the power to do. Agreements reached between the parties, however, can include provisions that the judges don't otherwise have the authority to order. In this four part blog series we will explore some of the important areas that an Agreement can address but the trial court is limited in addressing. These are just some of the most recent examples, and not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the ways that Agreements are better than letting a Judge decide your fate . Part 4: Parent Coordinator: Do you want help resolving parenting disputes without returning to court? In Part 1 , we discussed how the Appeals Court in Ventrice overturned a lower court's order that required parties to engage in out-of-court mediation prior to filing any further action in the Probate and Family Court. While Parent Coordination is different than
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