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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


Normal Business Hours:

 Taunton Registry :: Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Fall River Registry ::  Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

 New Bedford Registry :: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Our New Bedford location will be closed on Wednesday's and whenever there is not a sitting Judge.

Please check website for site specific closure dates for all locations. 



Please be advised that the with the exception of emergencies the Bristol County Probate and Family Court Registry’s

(Taunton, Fall River and New Bedford)

with be closed to the public


Wednesday afternoons, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm,

from September 20th, 2023, to October 25th, 2023,

to allow us to provide vital training to our staff.  

(This will include the Virtual Registry and Phones)  

This decision was reached with the support of Chief John Casey and First Justice Katherine Field.

 Our goal with these training sessions is to enhance the knowledge and processing skills of our employees, which will in turn improve the service our office is able to provide to the Bar and the general public.  

We hope that any inconvenience this may cause will be balanced with improved overall efficiency in our office.  

New Bedford Closure Dates

September 27th

Fall River Closure Dates

October 20th, 23rd, 30th

New Bedford Closure Dates

October 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 20th, 25th

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

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

Bristol County Probate and Family Court Virtual Lawyer of the Day

program will be available

September 29th, 2023 :: 9:30am to 11:30am

October 5th, 2023 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

October 10th, 2023 :: 9:30am to 11:30am- Domestic Only 

October 12th, 2023 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

October 16th, 2023 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

October 19th, 2023 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

October 20th, 2023 :: 9:30am to 11:30am

October 23rd, 2023 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

October 26th, 2023 :: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

October 27th, 2023 :: 9:30am to 11:30am

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


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


Take advantage of text notification 


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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