SEE G.L. c.209C
The following must be filed with this complaint:
A copy of the child's birth certificate
Affidavit of Care and Custody
(form available at the courthouse)
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Please Note: You must file a separate complaint for each child.
As of July 1, 2009 there is a filing fee of 100 plus surcharge (15) except in
cases filed by the IV-D agency.
Service of complaint on defendant is to be made in accordance with
Massachusetts Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure Rule 4
SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 401
Short form | instructions
Long form | instructions
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet form | instructions
if support for child is requested.
Attorneys are required to file Uniform Counsel Certification
form | instructions
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