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Find information on how the Massachusetts Court System operates, how to find a lawyer, and how to locate other services that might be available to you.
Find information on family law issues, including adoption, alimony, annulment, child custody, child requiring assistance (CRA), child support, divorce, and separate support.
Find information about guardianship and conservatorship of minors and incapacitated persons.
Find information on eviction and other landlord-tenant issues in court.
Find information about getting or responding to abuse and harassment prevention orders and restraining orders.
Small claims courts provide a simple, informal and inexpensive option for resolving cases where the claim is $7,000 or less.
Find out what a Section 35 petition is, who can request one, who is eligible for one, and what treatment is like.
Obtain information to help you with legal issues. Topics include a glossary of legal terms, a guide to representing yourself in court, resources to help you find an attorney, information for understanding court procedures, and more.
An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), also known as a red flag law, is an order from a judge that suspends a person’s license to possess or carry a gun.
Everyone has the right to use a name they choose as long as it isn’t done in fraud or for illegal reasons.
Find out when it's necessary to probate an estate, what the types of probate are, and how to probate an estate.
Learn about the criminal court process, from arrest, through pre-trial proceedings, to trial and verdict. You can also learn how to file a request to seal a record.
Information on appeals in all court departments.
Find information about the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act and the court process for consumer complaints.
Find information about motor vehicle violations and what to do if you get a traffic ticket, as well as information about non-criminal infractions such as littering, jaywalking, bicycling violations, and leash laws.
Find information on how and where you can access historic records in the court archives.
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