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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 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:

April 12th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

April 19th, 2021 :: 9:30am to 11:30am & 2:00pm to 4:00pm

April 26th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

May 3rd, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

May 10th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm


May 17th, 2021 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

May 31st, 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 Closures

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

Court Updates


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


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.

Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Update



Guidance From the Trial Court

Probate & Family Court Chief Justice Casey has posted documents providing guidance to parents and GALs during this time:

- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

- Parenting Time During COVID-19

- Parent Education Program Requirements

- Guardian ad litem Evaluations, Investigations, & Reports

For the the most up-to-date information please consult

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           

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