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Probate and Family Court

The Probate and Family Court Department handles matters involving families and children, like divorce, child support, and wills.

Probate & Family Court remote services

The Probate & Family Court has opened virtual registries where court users can receive face-to-face virtual registry assistance from court staff while remaining in the safety of their own homes. To learn more about the virtual registries and other virtual court services, please see the page Remote court services.

Contact Us


Administrative Office
3 Center Plaza, Suite 210, Boston, MA 02108


(617) 788-8995

Pleadings should be sent directly to the divisions, not to the Administrative Office.

Who we serve

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 resolve family and probate legal matters and to assist and protect all individuals, families and children in an impartial and respectful manner.

The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters, such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parenting time, adoption, termination of parental rights, and abuse prevention. We also handle wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and changes of name. The Court has 14 divisions.


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