2007 -- S 0468
A N A C T
RELATING TO FAMILY COURT
Introduced By: Senators McBurney, Jabour, and C Levesque
Date Introduced: February 13, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 8-10-7 of the General Laws in Chapter 8-10 entitled "Family Court"
is hereby amended to read as follows:
8-10-7. Family counselling service. -- Within the family court there shall be a family
counselling service, consisting of such personnel as the court shall deem necessary to assist the
court in advising and counselling the parties and whose qualifications shall be established by the
court. The justices of the family court or a majority of them shall be the appointing authority of
the family counselling personnel
who shall be in the classified service. The court is specifically
authorized to make use of existing private and public family and other service agencies in the
functioning of the family counselling service. The family counselling service shall, where
desirable, possible, and practicable, make use of the counsel and advice of a member of the clergy
of the faith of each or all of the parties and shall, where desirable, possible, and practicable,
consult the clergy of the parish or congregation of each of the respective parties.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.