Massachusetts Guardians Ad Litem Given More Time Due To Covid-19
The Massachusetts Probate and Family Court clarified the expectations for Guardians Ad Litem investigations and reports on June 1, 2020. In amended Standing Order 3-20, the Court:
- extended appointments through June 30, 2020;
- set new deadlines for filing reports; and
- gave GALs the prerogative of conducting the investigation in person, or by telephone or video conferencing.
This Standing Order will either expire, or get extended or amended, no later than July 1, 2020.