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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, visitation, 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.
Find information on family law issues, including adoption, alimony, annulment, child custody, child requiring assistance (CRA), child support, divorce, and separate support.
Find information about getting or responding to abuse prevention orders and harassment prevention orders.
Find information about guardianship and conservatorship of minors and incapacitated persons.
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Find information about interpreter services in the courts and translated court forms.
Additional divisions added to Probate & Family Court's Fiduciary Litigation Session Pilot Project
$2.1M Grant Will Allow Franklin Family Drug Court To Expand by 300%
New guidelines go into effect on September 15, 2017