Recinos v. Escobar (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-181-15)
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
LILIANA MARIBEL RIVERA RECINOS
MARIA ISABEL RECINOS ESCOBAR
The judgment of the Probate and Family Court dated March 13, 2015, dismissing the
plaintiff’s complaint is reversed. The Probate and Family Court has jurisdiction to entertain the
plaintiff’s case, and the plaintiff is dependent on the court for these purposes. The court shall
conduct proceedings forthwith on the plaintiff’s complaint and shall act on her requests for relief
expeditiously, such that, if the requested findings are made, she will have time to apply to the
rederal authorities for special immigrant juvenile status before her twenty-first birthday on
December 5, 2015.
This order serve as the rescript of this court for purposes of Mass. R. A. P. 1 (c), and
shall issue to the trial court immediately. Opinion or opinions to follow.
By the Court,