SECTION 1. Chapter 215 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking section 56B and inserting in place thereof the following section:—
Section 56B. Any judge of the probate and family court may appoint a guardian ad litem to institute contempt proceedings under the provisions of section thirty-four A against any party for failure to obey judgments of the probate and family court involving care, custody or maintenance of minor children, and said guardian ad litem may personally serve throughout the commonwealth any summons or capias incidental to the enforcement of this section. The compensation of such guardian ad litem together with any expenses shall be determined by the court and be paid by the defendant or by the commonwealth as the court may order, upon certification by the judge to the state treasurer. The state police, local police and probation officers shall assist the guardian ad litem so appointed, upon his request.
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