Laws and Rules

Chapter 208 of the Massachusetts General Laws  

Mass. Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure


Most Probate and Family Courts have an “attorney of the day” program where volunteer lawyers are available at the court to assist individuals with basic questions about procedure and filling out forms.  Contact the court to find out if and when the program is offered.

Attorneys offering Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) in the Probate and Family Court. Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) is when an attorney represents or assists a litigant with part, but not all, of his or her legal matter. The attorney and litigant enter into a detailed agreement defining what tasks the attorney will be responsible for and what tasks the litigant will be responsible for.

Additional Reading

Trial Court Law Libraries’ Law About Divorce