File with this complaint form
- Certified copy of civil marriage certificate.
- R-408 - Certificate of Absolute Divorce or Annulment Statistical Information form. (See G.L. c.208, Section 6B) Please complete items #1 through #10B. Please type or write neatly. Do not leave fields blank. If the field cannot be completed (e.g. number of prior marriages is unknown), place dashes ("---") in the field to indicate it is deliberately left blank.
- Affidavit of Care and Custody if parties have children together (form available at the courthouse).
See the Probate and Family Court filing fees for applicable filing fees.
Service of complaint
Service of complaint on defendant is to be made in accordance with Massachusetts Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure Rule 4
View this financial statements page for additional information, including the financial statement (short form) and instructions, and the financial statement (long form) and instructions.
See also Uniform Probate Court Practice XXX, and Supplemental Probate Court Rule 401
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Complete the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet if support for child(ren) is requested.
Probate and Family Court 2021 Child support guidelines worksheet (CJD 304)
Uniform Counsel Certification
Attorneys are required to file a Uniform Counsel Certification.