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mccabepatrick's blog

Why Governor Patrick's Working Group didn't work.

The Governor's Working Group on Child Center Laws did not work for a number of reasons.

Fatherhood Coalition Withdraws from the Governor's Working Group on Child Centered Family Law

His Excellency, Governor Deval Patrick

Update 209a Hearings

On September 27, 2013 I attended a restraining order session at Quincy Court.

This session made it clear that our judiciary still has a problem with respect to the issuance and renewal of 209a restraining orders.

The session was methodically run.

First up were single party petitions for extensions or termination of a restraining order.  In most cases the restraining order was continued or terminated based upon which individual appeared the defendant or the plaintiff.

Next up were the cases where both parties appeared.

In these cases one might expect to hear contradicting stories.

However that was seldom the case.  What was common was a plaintiff seeking a restraining order without a legal basis for obtaining one.