Instructions

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)

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

Financial Statements

Short form pdf format of Financial Statement- Short Form (CJD 301s)
file size 1MB | Instructions

or

Long form pdf format of Financial Statement- Long Form (CJD 301)
file size 1MB | Instructions

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet if support for child is requested.

Form pdf format of Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (CJD 304)
| Instructions pdf format of Completing the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet

Uniform Counsel Certification

Attorneys are required to file Uniform Counsel Certification

Form pdf format of Uniform Counsel Certification
Instructions