The content presented here is to help you find information on how the Massachusetts Court System operates and  how to find a lawyer and locate other services that might be available to you.

Please be aware that this information is provided as a service to the general public and does not constitute legal advice.  If you are in need of legal advice or assistance, you may wish to consult an attorney or contact a legal aid organization.

Court Basics
Representing yourself, finding a lawyer and more
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Consumer Protection
Mass. law gives buyers the right to sue in court and get back money they lost
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Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure and Criminal Records (CORI)
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Guardianship of children and incapacitated persons
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Name Changes
Changing your name or your child's name
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Traffic Tickets and Other Offenses
Traffic, jaywalking, littering and more
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Civil Appeals
Information on appeals in all court departments
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Abuse & Harassment
Getting or responding to abuse prevention orders and harassment prevention orders
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Family, Children, and Divorce
Adoption, Divorce, CRA and more
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Information on eviction, security deposits, and foreclosure. 
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Small Claims
Information and links to forms
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Wills and Estates
Probate options when a loved one dies.