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Massachusetts Legal Forms



Adoption

Adoption Forms

Other

Application for a Record of Birth Prior to Adoption, Mass. Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

Alimony

Complaint for Modification of Alimony

Attorneys

Appearance of Counsel, Mass. District Court.

Application for Admission on Motion, Board of Bar Examiners.

Application for Fee Generating Appointments in Superior Court, Mass. Superior Court.

Attorney Information Change Form (MassCourts, BasCOT & WMS), Mass. District Court.

Civil Notice of Appearance, Mass. Superior Court.

Notice of Withdrawal of Appearance, Mass. District Court.

Requesting an Order for Your Spouse to Help Pay for Your Attorney (in a divorce matter), Mass. Legal Help. All the necessary forms and instructions for Pro Se divorcees to motion the court for attorney fees. Created by Chief Justice Dunphey and the Pro Se Coordinator of the Probate Courts.

Limited Assistance Representation(LAR)

Limited Assistance Information and Forms, Mass. Court System.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Forms, US Courts.gov. "Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases. Procedural Forms also may be necessary for use during the course of some bankruptcy proceedings."

Child Custody

Complaint for Contempt, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use when a party seeks to enforce a court order or judgment."

Complaint for Support/Custody/Visitation: CJ-D 109, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to request custody and/or visitation with child(ren);health insurance; prohibition from imposing any restraint on the personal liberty of plaintiff and/or child(ren). Form only used for children of unwed parents." [Instructions]

Complaint for Modification, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to request change of a court judgment."[Instructions]

Motion to Waive Attendance at Parent Education Program, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department.

Request for Limited Issues Settlement Conference, together with Guidelines for Participation. Free Pilot Program designed to settle cases where the majority of the contested issues have already been resolved. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department.

Child Labor

Child Labor Complaint Form, Mass. Attorney General.

Petition for Approval of Entertainment Contract for a Minor and Appointment of a Limited Guardian (CJP-123), Mass. Probate and Family Court.

Work Permit Application, Mass. Dept. of Occupational Safety.

Child Support

Guided Interviews:

Getting a Child Support Order. This is a free automated system that will ask you questions and then create the necessary court forms for you. You can use this system if:

  • You are not married to the other parent OR you are married but do NOT want a divorce
  • You earn less than $75,000
  • You are not asking for custody, a divorce, or anything other than child support.

Changing a Child Support Order. This is a free automated system that will ask you questions and then create the necessary court forms for you. You can use this system if:

  • You are a parent
  • You earn less than $75,000 and
  • You want to modify (change) an existing child support order

Enforcing a Child Support Order. This is a free automated system that will ask you questions and then create the necessary court forms for you. You can use this system if:

  • You are a parent and the other parent is not obeying an existng the child support order
  • Both parents live in the US
  • At least one parent lives in Massachusetts; and
  • You earn less than $75,000.

Other Forms and Instructions

Application and Agreement for Child Support Enforcement Services. Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division.

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department.

Complaint for Contempt, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use when a party seeks to enforce a court order or judgment."

Complaint for Judicial Review G.L. 119A, s17: CJ-D 310. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use when seeking judicial review of a final administrative decision of the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division." [Instructions]

Complaint for Modification, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to request change of a court judgment."[Instructions]

Complaint for Support Pursuant to GL c.209, s.32F: CJ-D 107. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to request support and/or health insurance benefits for children, if you are living apart from your spouse." [Instructions]

Complaint for Support/Custody/Visitation: CJ-D 109, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to request custody and/or visitation with child(ren);health insurance; prohibition from imposing any restraint on the personal liberty of plaintiff and/or child(ren). Form only used for children of unwed parents." [Instructions]

Joint Petition for Modification of Child Support and other Judgments or Orders, See Checklist of Required Forms and General Information and Fees. Use when both parties agree to ask Court to modify a child support judgment and other Judgments or Orders.

Motion Form: CJ-D 400. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to request relief of a critical or emergency nature before a final judgment." [Instructions]

Request for Limited Issues Settlement Conference, together with Guidelines for Participation. Free Pilot Program designed to settle cases where the majority of the contested issues have already been resolved. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department.

Civil Procedure

Agreement for Judgment:

Mass. District Court

Mass. Superior Court

Appearance of Counsel, Mass. District Court.

Civil Action Cover Sheet, Mass. Superior Court.

Civil Notice of Appearance, Mass. Superior Court.

General Purpose Motion, Mass. District Court.

Military Affidavit, Mass. District Court.

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal, Mass. District Court.

Notice of Withdrawal of Appearance, Mass. District Court.

Payment Agreement, Mass. District Court.

Request for Default, Mass. District Court.

Request for Default Judgment, Mass. District Court.

Stipulation of Dismissal, Mass. District Court.

Consumer Protection

30 Day Demand Letter, Mass. Office of Consumer Affairs

FTC Consumer Complaint Form, Federal Trade Commission

Corporations and Other Business Organizations

Business Contracts from SEC Filings, Onecle, Inc.

Business Permits and Applications, City of Boston.

Nonprofits and Charities Forms and Publications, Mass. Attorney General.

Nonprofit Corporation Forms, Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

Tax Disclosure Reporting Forms, Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

UCC Forms, Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

Voluntary Association and Trust Forms, Secretary of State, Corporations Division.

Crime

Hate Crimes Reporting Form (for Massachusetts Police Departments), Mass. State Police.

Supplementary Homicide Reporting Form (for Massachusetts Police Departments), Mass. State Police.

Criminal Procedure

Defense Certificate of Discovery Compliance, Mass. District Court.

Dwyer Forms

"For use in all criminal cases in which a defendant seeks pretrial inspection of records of third parties that may be statutorily privileged" pursuant to Commonwealth v. Dwyer, 448 Mass. 122 (2006). These forms supersede and replace the forms originally included in the Dwyer order:

General Purpose Motion, Mass. District Court.

Pretrial Conference Report, Mass. District Court.

Prosecution Certificate of Discovery Compliance, Mass. District Court.

Statement of Facts (DC-CR-34), Mass. District Court.

Waiver of Counsel with Spanish Translation, Mass. District Court.

Criminal Records (CORI)

From Department of Criminal Justice Information Services:

CORI forms and applications. An extensive list of forms relating to access to and sealing of CORI records. See also, iCORI information

From Mass. District Court:

Motion to Seal Record

From Mass. Legal Help

Forms and Sample Letters (See Mass. Legal Help's CORI section for guidance in selecting and using these forms)

From Mass. Trial Court Probation Department

Petition to Seal

District Court

District Court Forms, Mass. District Court.

Divorce, Annulment or Separation

Annulment

Complaint for Annulment, CJ-D-100. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to ask Court to declare the marriage between the parties null and void."

Divorce and Separate Support

Divorce and Separate Support Forms, Mass. Probate and Family Court.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements, Mass. Probate and Family Court. Includes long form (CJD301L), short form (CJD301S), Schedule A (CJD301A), Schedule B (CJD301B) and instructions. Also includes the short form in Spanish and Portuguese.

Request for a Financial Statement, Mass. Legal Help.

Separation Agreements

Sample Separation Agreement for Parties with Minor Children, Hampshire County Probate and Family Court.

Sample Separation Agreement for Parties with No Minor Children, Hampshire County Probate and Family Court.

See also: Checklist for Divorce Separation Agreements, Mass. Council on Family Mediation. A list of the many items to consider when drafting your separation agreement.

Additional Forms for Use in Divorce Proceedings

Affidavit of Irretrievable Breakdown, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. Must be filed with Joint Petition for Divorce.

Complaint for Contempt, CJ-D-103. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use when a party seeks to enforce a court order or judgment."

Complaint for Modification, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department. "Use to request change of a court judgment."[Instructions]

Motion to Waive Attendance at Parent Education Program, Mass. Probate and Family Court Department.

Request for Limited Issues Settlement Conference, together with Guidelines for Participation. Free Pilot Program designed to settle cases where the majority of the contested issues have already been resolved. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department.

Requesting an Order for Your Spouse to Help Pay for Your Attorney, Mass. Legal Help. All the necessary forms and instructions for Pro Se divorcees to motion the court for attorney fees. Created by Chief Justice Dunphey and the Pro Se Coordinator of the Probate Courts.

Stipulation of Dismissal, Hampshire Probate and Family Court.

Domestic Violence

Restraining Order and Harassment Forms, Mass. Trial Court.

Guide to Completing GL c.209A Forms, Mass. Trial Court.

Petition and Order Issued Pursuant to GL c.209A, s.11 Relative to Domesticated Animals, October 2012. Scroll to last three pages for forms.

Employment

Nonpayment of Wage and Workplace Complaint Form, Mass. Attorney General.

Entertainment

Petition for Approval of Entertainment Contract for a Minor and Appointment of a Limited Guardian (CJP-123), Mass. Probate and Family Court. "Once approved, the contract between the minor and the contracting entity is binding, as if signed by an adult. After the contract is deemed acceptable, revocation of the court's approval may be sought only if the Court finds that the child is being harmed as a result of the contractual relationship."

Environment

DEP Permit Applications, Department of Environmental Protection.