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Probate & Family Court Department Forms & Resources 

Find forms, fees, and guidance for proceedings in the Probate and Family Court

Probate & Family Court Rules, Guidelines and Standards 

Rules and guidelines that govern practice before the Probate and Family Court

Probate and Family Court notification email signup page 

Subscribe to Probate and Family Court Web Updates - Pilot Program

Search Court Dockets, Calendars and Case Information 

Find information on how to access electronic case information and calendars for the Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court and Trial Court.

Estate Administration Resources (MUPC Hub) 

Everything you need to know about the Mass. Uniform Probate Code

Courthouse Locator 

Find out which courts serve your city or town.

Divorce 

Divorce is the legal process you follow to end your marriage.

Parent Education  

Parents getting divorced must attend a parent education program

Name Changes 

Everyone has the right to use a name of their choice as long as it is not done for fraudulent or illegal purposes.

Probate of Wills and Estates 

Find information on the process of transferring property and ownership after someone has died.

Legal Assistance 

There are a variety of resources available for litigants seeking legal guidance and professionals offering services.

Alimony 

Alimony is court-ordered support paid by one spouse to the other for a period of time following a divorce.

Annulment  

An annulment is when the court declares that you were never legally married.

Child Support 

Learn more about the process of filing for, changing, and requesting child support, as well as the guidelines that determine child support.

Child Custody and Parenting Time  

Find out about the types of child custody and parenting time orders, who can file for child custody, and how to file or change child custody orders.

Court Information about Trusts 

Court forms and procedures regarding trusts

Abuse Prevention Orders for Defendants  

The abuse prevention law (Chapter 209A) is designed to protect victims from abuse.

Abuse Prevention Orders for Plaintiffs  

The abuse prevention law (Chapter 209A) is there to protect you against someone who is abusing you.

Guardianship & Conservatorship of Incapacitated Persons 

Learn about who can become a guardian of an incapacitated person and what the guardianship process is like.

Guardianship of Minors 

Learn about who can can become a guardian of a minor and what the guardianship process is like.

Filing Financial Statements in the Courts 

Financial statements are used to help people in family law cases understand their financial situations.

Court Filing Fees & Payment Information 

Various fees are charged depending on procedures you file in specific courts.

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation 

The Massachusetts Trial Court offers alternative dispute resolution to assist parties in a settling cases without the need for trial.

ADA Accessibility at the Courts 

Learn more about our accessibility policies and aids within the Courts.

Court Data, Metrics & Reports 

The Trial Court receives close to a million filings a year. The data collected allows for continuous improvements across the Court System.

Order the Audio of a Court Proceeding 

Learn how to request an audio recording of a court proceeding.

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