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New Bedford Probate and Family Court Registry to Open to the Public

I am pleased to announce that the New Bedford Family and Probate Court Registry, located at 505 Pleasant St, will open on Monday August 2nd, 2021.  The Registry will be open Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. We will accept all normal filings with the exception of Emergencies and 209a’s, which will need to go to Taunton or Fall River as there will not be a Judge sitting in New Bedford. The Taunton and Fall River Registry’s are open Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.


Attorney’s and litigants are also encouraged to access the registry remotely using our Virtual Registry, available at This service is available daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm and again from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. Registry staff is available to answer all your questions using our Zoom capabilities.  We also have our Lawyer of the Day program with our calendar of availability on the website. The website also provides our most up to date office information as well as links to needed Probate and Family Court forms.   We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Please try to limit in-person visits whenever possible.

For Immediate Assistance Please Visit

The Bristol Probate and Family Court Virtual Registry

virtual REGISTRY

The Bristol County Probate and Family Court Virtual Registry 

will now be available daily from 9:00am to 12:00pm and then from 1:00pm 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 or dial in!

Zoom Link ::

Telephone Dial In :: 1-646-828-7666

Meeting ID :: 1612606196

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:


September 2nd, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm


September 6th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

September 7th, 2021 :: 9:30am to 11:30am ~ In Person in Fall River

September 8th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

September 9th, 2021 :: 9:30am to 11:30am

September 13th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

September 16th, 20210 :: 9:30am to 11:30am and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

September 20th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

September 24th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

September 27th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Use this link to enter via zoom

Use this phone number and meeting ID to call in 


Telephone Dial In :: 1-646-828-7666

Meeting ID :: 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

court updates


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


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

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

Click here for more details and access to Standing Orders.

The Bristol Probate & Family Court

has partnered with the Kinship Navigator Program!! 

Their staff will be available on our Virtual Registry every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm. Please use the link provided under our Virtual Registry to speak with them privately about what resources are available to you as guardians.

The Kinship Navigator is a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that assists all kinship guardians / caregivers (grandparents and other relatives) with accessing services online and with assistance from Kinship Navigator staff  to help cultivate strong, stable and successful families


To learn more about this program or to apply for their assistance please click on the link below


Kinship Navigator Information


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           

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