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RESOURCES

Court Links and Forms

Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts Forms Page
List of fillable and self-calculating forms currently provided by the Probate and Family Court.

List of Courthouses in Massachusetts by County

Financial Statement Links

For clients with annual incomes below $75,000:

For clients with annual incomes exceeding $75,000:

Parenting and Child Support Links

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Use this worksheet to calculate the presumptive amount of child support to be ordered by the Court.

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines 
Full text as of January 1, 2009.

Court-Approved Parenting Classes
Mandatory Class for Divorcing Parents of Minor Children.

Massachusetts Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Division
Information on collection/enforcement of child support via wage assignment.

Planning for Shared Parenting: A Guide for Parents Living Apart
This guide combines recent developmental research about children and the impact of divorce on their lives, with the practical needs of parents and children living apart.

10 Ways to Help Your Children

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation Resources

Local Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinators
Alternative Dispute Resolution, or "ADR", is the general term for ways of settling disputes other than by the traditional trial such as mediation, conciliation, arbitration and dispute intervention.

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
Family mediation is a non-adversarial process for resolving disputes associated with:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Post-divorce modifications
  • Non-traditional family issues
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Relationship agreements
  • Estate and other family issues

Miscellaneous Resources

General Information about Divorce
Massachusetts Law About Divorce, Forms, Useful Links

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
The Registry issues copies of marriage records and collects and maintains information about divorces.

Tax Considerations

Myths Regarding Divorce

Precautionary Actions

Selecting an Attorney

Explanation of Process

Attorney Sindeband Dragon's "DIVORCE THE DRAMA" blog