Get a copy of your divorce record

Learn how to get a copy of your divorce record, also called a divorce decree.
Call your local Probate & Family Court to find out how long it will take to get your record.

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What you need for Get a copy of your divorce record

To receive a certified copy of your divorce record / decree, you'll need your docket number.

  • If you don't know what your docket number is: You can either search for your case on masscourts.org or call the Probate & Family Court where your case was heard to get your case docket number (the court where your case was heard will be the court in the county you got divorced in. If you are not sure of the county, contact any court and they can search for your case by name). Court staff will ask you for the case type, the first and last names of the parties, and the division the divorce was filed in so they can assist you. 

Complete the Request for Copies form and mail or bring the form and payment to the courthouse you're requesting a copy of the court record from. 

Note: If you're looking for a historic record, please see Accessing Court Archives.

Fees for Get a copy of your divorce record

Payments must be made by attorney's check, money order, bank certified check or bank cashier's check. All payments should be made out to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Name Fee Unit
Certificate of divorce absolute $20 each
Certified copy of a judgment of divorce nisi first page $20 first page
Certified copy of a judgment of divorce nisi additional pages $1 each page

How to get Get a copy of your divorce record

You can mail the form and payment to the Probate and Family Court you're requesting a copy of the court record from. To find out if there are additional ways you can submit this form, please refer to the court division protocols for the location you are filing at. 

You can bring the form and payment in person to the Probate and Family Court you're requesting a copy of the court record from. To find out if there are additional ways you can submit this form, please refer to the court division protocols for the location you are filing at.

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