Instructions: Complaint for custody-support-parenting time court form

Instructions and information to assist you in completing this form.

Complaint for custody-support-parenting time (formerly known as visitation), pursuant to G.L. c. 209C form


Financial statements

If seeking child support, see Supplemental Probate Court Rule 401

View this financial statements page for additional information, including the financial statement (short form) and instructions, and the financial statement (long form) and instructions.

Filing fees

View the Probate and Family Court filing fees page for applicable filing fees.

Service of Complaint

Service of complaint on defendant is to be made in accordance with Massachusetts Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure Rule 4.

Attend the Mandatory Co-Parenting Education Program

All parents where there is no agreement on custody and/or parenting time of their minor children must attend the four-hour online co-parenting course “Two Families Now” unless a Judge waives the requirement.

Notice to Parents: Mandatory Attendance at Online Co-Parenting Education Course "Two Families Now"

If you think you should not be required to attend the parent education course you can file Motion to Waive Attendance at Two Families Now Co-Parent Course and provide notice to the other side by sending them a copy.

To find more about co-parenting education go to: Parent Education |

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet

Probate and Family Court 2021 Child support guidelines worksheet (CJD 304) in all cases where an order for child support may be established or modified, regardless of the income of the parties.

Uniform Counsel Certification

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