Instructions: Complaint for custody-support-parenting time court form

Instructions and information to assist you in completing this form.

Complaint for custody-support-parenting time (formerly known as visitation), pursuant to G.L. c. 209C form

  • See G.L. c.209C
  • Use this form only if child who is the subject of this complaint was born out of wedlock.
  • If either party signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, attach a copy to this complaint. 


Financial statements

If seeking child support, see Supplemental Probate Court Rule 401

View this financial statements page for additional information, including the financial statement (short form) and instructions, and the financial statement (long form) and instructions.

Filing fees

View the Uniform Schedule of Fees page 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.

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet

Additional Resources

Uniform Counsel Certification

Supreme Judicial Court Rule 1:18: Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution

Attorneys are required to file a Uniform Counsel Certification.

Additional Resources


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