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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

 The Bristol Probate and Family Court

will be closed  on October 10th, 2022 at all of our locations


New Bedford Closure Dates in October

October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th, 28th


Attention: Starting 8/29/22!

The New Bedford Probate and Family Court Registry will be OPEN Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's, and Friday's and CLOSED on Wednesday's. The Probate and Family Court Registry will also be CLOSED on any day we do not have a sitting Judge. For immediate service please visit our Virtual Registry which can be accessed below. You may also visit our Taunton Office, at 40 Broadway, or our Fall River Office, at 289 Rock Street, for in person service.



Normal Business Hours:

The Taunton and Fall River Registry’s are open Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Our New Bedford location is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm for non emergency filings only.

For emergency filings please visit out Taunton or Fall River location.


For the quickest access to our registry staff please visit our:

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 21st, 2022 :: 9:30am to 11:30am ~ IN PERSON ONLY~ Fall River Location

September 22nd, 2022 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm


September 29th, 2022 :: 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.  

Virtual Motions

You asked...We listened! We have added an additional day to this great feature!

Please visit our Virtual Registry on Tuesday's and Wednesday's from 9:30am to 11:30am and again on Thursday's from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

Attorney's will be able to obtain next available motion dates, schedule motion's and upload their motions all through our  Virtual Registry!

To access our virtual registry please click here

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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