Be prepared! Before you go to court, it might be helpful for you to review the information package for the court you are visiting. The court packages contain useful information such as what to bring, what not to bring, what to expect, where to go when you arrive, etc.

Select the Probate and Family Court you will be visiting:


Barnstable pdf format of barnstable_2016.pdf
Berkshire pdf format of berkshire_2016.pdf
Brockton pdf format of brockton_2016.pdf
Edgartown pdf format of edgartown_2016.pdf
Fall River pdf format of fall-river_2016.pdf
Franklin pdf format of franklin_2016.pdf
      Franklin Temporary Location pdf format of franklin-county-courthose-relocation_2016.pdf
Hampden pdf format of hampden_2016.pdf
Hampshire pdf format of hampshire_2016.pdf
Lawrence pdf format of lawrence_2016.pdf
Lowell pdf format of lowell_2016.pdf
Middlesex pdf format of middlesex_2016.pdf
Nantucket pdf format of nantucket_2016.pdf
New Bedford pdf format of new-bedford_2016.pdf
Norfolk pdf format of norfolk_2016.pdf
Plymouth pdf format of plymouth_2016.pdf
Salem pdf format of salem_2016.pdf
Suffolk pdf format of suffolk_2016.pdf
Taunton pdf format of taunton_2016.pdf
Worcester pdf format of worcester_2016.pdf


Each of the court packages is divided as follows:

1. Getting ready for a court hearing: questions: 1 - 4

2. Courthouse information (location, lunch, bathrooms, Clerk's office): questions: 5 - 8

3. Check-in for a hearing with DOR: questions: 9 - 14

4. Court hearing information: questions: 15 - 19

5. Courtroom procedures and judge's decision: questions: 20 - 22

6. Parenting time and custody: question: 23

7. How are payments made and received? questions: 24 - 26

8. What happens if payments aren’t made? questions: 27 - 29

9. Paternity information: questions: 30 - 36