Use the Affidavit Disclosing Care or Custody to tell the court if there are already any court orders about your child. It also tells the court if any judge is making decisions about your child now. Include cases in and outside of Massachusetts. When you sign the form, you swear that the information on it is true and complete as far as you know.
If you are seeking a Restraining Order (209A) this form is already part of that packet and can be completed there. This is the stand-alone form.
We are still in the process of creating an interactive version of this form (based on this English PDF).Ask the court to skip the 3 day waiting period when you apply for a Marriage License. Before you file a Marriage Without Delay, call the clerk in the town where you want to get married. Ask the clerk what you need to apply for a Marriage License.
We are still in the process of creating an interactive version of this form (based on this English PDF).Contains petition for appointment of a guardian for a minor. Petitioner must provide information about the minor, about petitioner, and about the minor's biological parents, in addition to providing reasons that the minor needs a guardian.
The public can call the Helpline to ask general questions about their civil and criminal cases and help them navigate the court system while the court system remains closed to the public except for emergency matters. The Helpline will be staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For emergency matters, court users should first call their local court Clerk's or Register's Offices. Contact numbers for individual courts and offices can be found online on the Courthouse Locator page. Emergency matters include: emergency protection and harassment prevention orders; arraignments of new arrests; bail reviews; dangerousness hearings; mental health commitment orders; care and protection orders; and other matters. Each department of the Trial Court issued Standing Orders that contain full lists of emergency matters.