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Bristol County Probate & Family Court Registry


Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Update



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.


Only the Taunton office will remain open to accept filings and will only accept filings for emergency matters.  Fall River & New Bedford are closed.  Non-emergency filings should be e-filed or mailed.

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 phone in filing 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:

- 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 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 us at our office by phone: (508)977-6040 or email: bristolprobate@jud.state.ma.us

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


Thomas C. Hoye Jr.        

Register of Probate           

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