DOR guides for customers going to court

Before you go to court, it might be helpful to review information about the court you are visiting. The court guides contains answers to frequently asked questions such as what to bring, what not to bring, what to expect, and where to go when you arrive.

Each court guide is divided into the following categories of frequently asked questions:

  • Getting ready for a court hearing: questions 1 - 4
  • Courthouse information (location, lunch, bathrooms, Clerk's office): questions 5 - 8
  • Check-in for a hearing with DOR: questions 9 - 14
  • Court hearing information: questions 15 - 19
  • Courtroom procedures and judge's decision: questions 20 - 22
  • Parenting time and custody: question: 23
  • How are payments made and received? questions 24 - 26
  • What happens if payments aren’t made? questions 27 - 29
  • Paternity information: questions 30 - 36

Barnstable County Probate and Family Court

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Berkshire County Probate and Family Court

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Bristol County Probate and Family Court

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Dukes County Probate and Family Court

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Essex County Probate and Family Court

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Franklin County Probate and Family Court

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Hampden County Probate and Family Court

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Hampshire County Probate and Family Court

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Middlesex County Probate and Family Court

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Nantucket County Probate and Family Court

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Norfolk County Probate and Family Court

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Plymouth County Probate and Family Court

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Suffolk County Probate and Family Court

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Worcester County Probate and Family Court

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