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Petitioner was divorced from Respondent pursuant to a judgment of divorce nidi in 2014. In 2015, Petitioner filed a motion for relief from judgment. A judge of the probate and family court denied the motion. Petitioner petitioned for review. A single justice of the Appeals Court denied the petition and then denied a motion for reconsideration. The Appeals Court struck Petitioner’s notice of appeal. Thereafter, Petitioner filed a substantially similar petition in the county court pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 211, 3. A single justice of the Supreme Judicial Court denied the petition. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed, holding that Petitioner did not demonstrate that the denial of relief from the divorce judgment could not be addressed through the ordinary appellate process.