Pleadings should be sent directly to the divisions, not to the Administrative Office.
About the Probate & Family Court
The Probate and Family Court Department handles court matters that involve families and children, like divorce, child support, and wills.
The Probate and Family Court Department's mission is to deliver timely justice to the public by providing equal access to a fair, equitable, and efficient forum to solve family and probate legal matters and to help and protect all individuals, families, and children impartially and respectfully.
The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters, such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parenting time, adoption, ending parental rights, abuse prevention, wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and name changes. The court has 14 divisions.
Probate & Family Court remote services
The Probate & Family Court has opened virtual registries where court users can get face-to-face virtual registry help from court staff while staying safe at home. To learn more about the virtual registries and other virtual court services, please see the page Remote court services.
Recent news & announcements
- Massachusetts Department of Children & Families
- Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
- Executive Office of Elder Affairs
- Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
- Massachusetts Department of Revenue
- Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
- Executive Office of the Trial Court
- Massachusetts Court System