File with this complaint
The following must be filed with this complaint:
- Certified copy of civil marriage certificate.
- Affidavit of Care and Custody, if parties have child(ren) together (Form available at the courthouse)
- Applicable filing fees
- Financial statements
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
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet if support for child(ren) requested.
Additional Resources for
Uniform Counsel Certification
Attorneys are required to file a Uniform Counsel Certification.