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  • PART III COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
  • TITLE I COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS
  • CHAPTER 215 PROBATE COURTS

Section 1 - Divisions; definitions; courts of record

Section 2 - Superior jurisdiction; presumption

Section 3 - General provisions

Section 4 - Separate estates of married women; paternity, custody and support of minors

Section 5 - French spoliation awards

Section 6 - Equity jurisdiction

Section 6A - Attachment by injunction

Section 6B - Repealed, 1945, 582, Sec. 3

Section 6C - Modification of judgment as to care and custody of minor children; temporary orders

Section 7 - Attachment of jurisdiction; control of case

Section 8 - Repealed, 2008, 521, Sec. 40

Section 8A - Change of venue

Section 9 - Persons entitled to appeal

Section 9A - Fiduciaries; acts during appeal period

Section 10 - Appellate procedure

Section 11 - Report of facts

Section 12 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 67

Section 13 - Reservation and report of case to appeals court

Section 14 - Interlocutory judgments and decrees; revision on appeal from final judgments or decrees

Section 15 - Repealed, 1975, 400, Sec. 61

Section 16 - Repealed, 1986, 211, Sec. 1

Section 17 - Insolvent estates

Section 18 - Stenographers; appointment

Section 19 - Consolidation of appeals by appellant

Section 20 - Consolidation of appeals by court

Section 21 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 70

Section 22 - Effect of appeal; interlocutory orders

Section 23 - Effect of appeal; equity cases

Section 24 - Effect of appeal; separate support and custody cases

Section 25 - Removal of fiduciary; effect of appeal

Section 26 - Decree; force and effect

Section 27 - Pending appeals; modification of decrees

Section 28 - Reversal or affirmance

Section 29 - Repealed, 1975, 400, Sec. 65

Section 30 - Rules and forms; power of judges to make

Section 30A - Repealed, 1978, 478, Sec. 130

Section 30B - Repealed, 2008, 521, Sec. 41

Section 31 - Notice of hearing; rule making power of courts

Section 32 - Transaction of business out of court

Section 33 - Notice; ex parte matters

Section 34 - Enforcement of orders, sentences, judgments and decrees; punishing contempts; effect of arrearages on support orders; unemployment of defendant

Section 34A - Contempt; support or custody orders; costs; service; attorney’s fees; interest; IV-D agency; arrest warrants

Section 34B - Review of contempt order prior to order of confinement

Section 35 - Warrants and commissions; revocation

Section 36 - Judgments, decrees and orders; necessity of writing; notices; recording

Section 37 - Docket and index; manner of keeping; public inspection

Section 38 - Oaths

Section 39 - Administration of estates; compensation for services; power to determine and enforce

Section 39A - Attorneys’ fees; power of court to determine

Section 39B - Attorneys’ fees; allowance

Section 40 - Resignation or removal of fiduciary; power to compel surrender of property

Section 41 - Temporary investments

Section 41A - Distribution of limited funds of estates to parents of minors

Section 42 - Appearances

Section 43 - Interrogatories

Section 44 - Concealed property; examination of suspects under oath

Section 45 - Costs

Section 46 - Summons or citation; service by registered mail

Section 47 - Waiver of notice

Section 48 - Repealed, 1970, 317, Sec. 2

Section 49 - Notices; selection of newspapers

Section 50 - Receipts and releases of fiduciaries; recording; fees

Section 51 - Repealed, 1955, 418, Sec. 2

Section 52 - Original will; taking from registry

Section 53 - Court room and room for records; duty to provide

Section 54 - Rooms for records; additional space

Section 55 - Preservation of dockets and indexes

Section 56 - Recording of proceedings in Suffolk; expense

Section 56A - Investigations

Section 56B - Contempt proceedings involving child care, custody or maintenance; guardian ad litem; appointment

Section 57 - Contempt powers of judge, etc.

Section 58 - Court; open times

Section 59 - Adjournment

Section 60 - Holidays and election days

Section 61 - Repealed, 1939, 65, Sec. 1

Section 62 - Times and places for holding courts

Section 63 - Repealed, 1986, 174, Sec. 2