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Probate & Family Court Department Forms 

Find forms 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

eFiling in the Probate and Family Court 

A brief overview of the eFiling process in the Probate and Family Court Department.

Search Court Dockets, Calendars and Case Information 

Free access to basic case information and scheduled court dates for members of the public and attorneys.

Probate & Family Court Department Resources 

Find fees, calendars, guidance, and more for proceedings in the Probate and Family Court.

Probate of Wills and Estates 

Find out when it's necessary to probate an estate, what the types of probate are, and how to probate an estate.

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 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 they choose as long as it isn’t done in fraud or for illegal reasons.

Legal Assistance 

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


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


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  

Learn 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 

Find out who can become a guardian of an incapacitated adult 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.

Rogers Guardianships 

A Rogers guardian is a guardian who can make decisions about treating a person with a mental illness with “extraordinary” medical treatment. Find out how the guardianship works and how to file for a Rogers guardianship.

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 

The Massachusetts Trial Court offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to help parties settle cases without a 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.