SEE G.L. c.208 (more specifically G.L. c.208, Section 1A)
The following must be filed with this petition:
Certified copy of civil marriage certificate.
R-408-Certificate of Absolute Divorce or
Annulment Statistical Information
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must be filed with this complaint.
(SEE G.L. c.208, Section 6B)
Affidavit of Care and Custody if parties have child(ren) together.
(form available at the courthouse)
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Notarized Separation Agreement.
Affidavit of Irretrievable Breakdown form | instructions
SEE Uniform Fee Schedule for applicable filing fees.
SEE Uniform Probate Court Practice XXX and
Supplemental Probate Court Rule 401
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Child Support Guidelines Worksheet print only form | instructions
if support for child(ren) is requested.
All parties to a divorce action in which there is/are minor child(ren) are required to attend and participate in an approved Parent Education Program unless requirement waived by the court. SEE Probate and Family Court Standing Order 4-08.
An automatic restraining order applies to both parties in a
complaint for divorce. It prohibits either party from engaging in
any action which changes the present financial status of the parties.
SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411.
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