Divorce & Family

Divorce & Family Fee Schedule

Massachusetts Probate & Family Court Division forms and articles.

As part of the family mediation process, MVMP can provide assistance in completing all forms required by the Probate Court.  To learn more about our services, call our office at 508-693-2999 or email info@mvmediation.org to schedule an appointment in person or by phone.

Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Department
What is a 1A Divorce?

Joint Petition for Divorce – 1A
R-408-Certificate of Absolute Divorce – Statistical Information
Affidavit of Irretrievable Breakdown
Affidavit of Care and Custody

If you do not find a form you are looking for or need more info, please email info@mvmediation.org.

Financial Statement Short Form
Financial Statement Short Form Instructions
Financial Statement – Long Form
Financial Statement – Long Form Instructions
Schedule A – Self employment or business income
Schedule B – Rental income

Information about Massachusetts Child Support
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Instructions for Completing the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Child Support Findings for Deviation Form

Information about Alimony
How to Request Alimony in MA
General Rules About Alimony and Taxes

Parent Education Programs by County
Parent Education Program Information
Motion to Waive Attendance at the Parent Education Program
Planning for Shared Parenting: A Guide for Parents Living Apart
Things to Consider When Creating a Parenting Plan

Some information on the parent education program:

  1. Upon completion of the program you will receive a certificate of attendance (yellow form.)  This form is needed by the court and will be filed with all other divorce papers;
  2. Attendance is done individually.  Parents of the same child cannot attend the same program – you must attend separate programs;
  3. Martha’s Vineyard Community Services provides the Parents Apart Program here on island. This program is designed to assist parents in understanding the impact of divorce on children and provides parents with skills & tools to help their children adjust positively to the changes. For information on group time and location contact David Araujo at 508-693-7900 ext. 379.

If you feel that you can’t attend a parent education program, complete a Motion to Waive Attendance.


Things to Know Before Going to Court
Before Asking the Court for Help
Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts Listed by County
Fee for Filing for Divorce – Currently $215
Changing Your Name During Divorce


Essex Probate and Family Court
Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Norfolk Probate and Family Court
Suffolk Probate and Family Court
Plymouth Probate and Family Court
Worcester Probate and Family Court

For more information, please our office at 508-693-2999 or email info@mvmediation.org.

You may also find this article helpful: How to File for Divorce in MA