Divorce: court forms

A collection of court forms related to divorce, including complaint forms, joint petition forms, answer and counterclaim forms, and more.

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Divorce forms

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Divorce or Annulment, Certification Vital Statistics 

Revised: April 2015
Form Number: R-408

Statistical Form to be filed with all Complaints/ Petitions for Divorce and/or Annulment.

*Instructions: See G.L. c.208, Section 6B and note below

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Divorce, Complaint for 

Revised: July 2007
Form Number: CJD 101

Use when one spouse wants a divorce.

Instructions

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Divorce under G.L. c.208, Section 1A, Joint Petition for 

Revised: Oct 2007
Form Number: CJD 101A

Use when both spouses want a divorce claiming irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

Also available in Portuguese and Spanish.

Instructions

Printing standards 

Portuguese version of form 

Spanish version of form 

Divorce under G.L. c.208, Section 1B, Complaint for 

Revised: Oct 2007
Form Number: CJD 101B

Form available for e-filing in Essex, Dukes, Bristol and Norfolk Counties

General guidance on using fillable forms for e-filing 

For more information on e-filing in the Probate & Family Court, please go to: http://massachusetts.tylerhost.net/ofsWeb/

Use when one spouse wants a divorce claiming irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

Also available in Portuguese and Spanish.

Instructions

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Portuguese version of form 

Spanish version of form 

Answer to Complaint for Divorce 

Revised: November 2016
Form Number: CJD 201

Use to respond to a complaint for divorce.

Instructions 

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Counterclaim for Divorce 

Revised: November 2016
Form Number: CJD 202

Use if you want the court to grant you any relief or different relief than the complaint for divorce filed by the plaintiff.

Instructions 

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Separate Support, Complaint for 

Revised: Jul 2007
Form Number: CJD 102

Use when one party seeks to be legally separated from his/her spouse, but does not wish to file for divorce.

Instructions

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Support Pursuant to G.L. c.209, Section 32F, Complaint for 

Revised: Apr 2009
Form Number: CJD 107

Use to request support and/or health insurance benefits for children, if you are living apart from your spouse.

Instructions

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Affidavit of irretrievable breakdown    

*R-408 Certification of Absolute Divorce or Annulment Statistical Form: Please complete items #1 through #10B. Please type or write neatly. Do not leave fields blank. If the field cannot be completed (e.g. number of prior marriages is unknown), place dashes ("---") in the field to indicate it is deliberately left blank.

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