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Probate and Family Court

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed June 2020

The Probate and Family Court handles most of the cases that involve families and children. These include


The Probate and Family Court is a statewide court. It has locations or "divisions" in each county. Find more information about your "division" on the Probate and Family Court website.  

One of the most important and complicated court forms you need in the Probate and Family Court is the Financial Statement.


If you need a 209A restraining order think about filing your complaint in the District Court. See Where Can I Get a 209A?

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