Announcements from Register Hoye
I am excited to announce that the
Bristol County Probate and Family Court Virtual Registry is live.
It will be available daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm and then from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Virtual Registry will give you full access to all of our Registry services.
Please click on the link below to get started!
virtual lawyer of the day
I am proud to announce that the
Bristol County Probate and Family Court Virtual Lawyer of the Day
program will be available:
January 21st ~ 9:30am to 11:30am & 2:00pm to 4:00pm
February 1st ~ 9:30am to 11:30am
Use this link to enter https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612606196
The Volunteer Lawyer of the Day will assist pro se litigants
understand the law and their rights. The Lawyer may also assist with forms.
I am grateful to the Bristol County Bar Association for their assistance in getting this much needed program off the ground, without their investment of time this program does not happen . On behalf of our great team here the the BCP&FC a heartfelt thank you!
Tom Hoye, Register
Effective Friday November 27, 2020
Due to COVID Trial Court Staffing Reductions,
The New Bedford and Fall River Probate and Family Court Registries
will be closed until further notice.
For in-person service please visit our Taunton Registry
40 Broadway Taunton, Ma.
Please try to limit in-person visits whenever possible.
For Immediate Assistance Please Visit
The Bristol Probate and Family Court Virtual Registry
In accordance with Standing Order 2-20 only emergency matters that cannot be resolved through a video-conference or telephonic hearing will be granted in-person hearings.
The Taunton Bristol Probate & Family Court Registry is open at this time. Please try to limit in person visits when possible. All inquires can be handled through the Virtual Registry.
Please email emergency filings to firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Emergency filings can be e-filed in accordance to what is accepted through our e-file system or can be mailed to 40 Broadway, Taunton, Ma 02780. Drop boxes for non-emergency filings are available in the Taunton Trial Court Lobby and outside of Taunton Registry
First Justice Field has issued a Temporary Case Management Protocol applicable to filings in Bristol County which can be found by clicking here.
Our office is working with reduced staffing but we remain ready to assist litigants over the Virtual Registry in handling their cases. We thank you for your patience and wish you and your family safety and peace of mind in these challenging times.
Guidance From the Trial Court
Probate & Family Court Chief Justice Casey has posted documents providing guidance to parents and GALs during this time:
For the the most up-to-date information please consult Mass.gov/courts
Click here for more details and access to Standing Orders.
This website has been created to help Bristol County residents access resources for the Probate & Family Court.
If you need further assistance please contact our Virtual Registry
Our goal is to make your interactions with our court as efficient and professional as possible and we look forward to helping you in any way we can.
Thank you for visiting the Bristol County Probate & Family Court Registry website.
Thomas C. Hoye Jr.
Register of Probate