Photo of courtroom at Bristol County Probate and Family Court

The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, visitation, adoption, termination of parental rights, abuse prevention and wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and changes of name.

Notice to the Bar: Judicial Performance Evaluations of Trial Court judges in Middlesex County are on their way

In the coming weeks, emails will be sent to members of the Bar asking them to evaluate judges in the District Court, Juvenile Court, Probate and Family Court, and Housing Court in Middlesex County.

The evaluation period is from the end of October to mid-December.  Crucial to maintaining a high quality judicial branch is the full participation of the Bar in judicial evaluation.