In order to file for divorce in Massachusetts you must meet certain filing requirements for the court to have jurisdiction. The requirements to file in a particular Massachusetts court will often pertain to the residency of the filing spouse, non-filing spouse, and/or the children.
In the majority of Massachusetts divorce cases, the filing spouse files in the county where he or she lives.
The Massachusetts court locations below are provided for informational purposes only. Before driving any significant distance to a courthouse listed below, you should verify the address in the blue pages of your phone book or by calling the courthouse and asking for the domestic relations or family law department. We do our very best to keep this information current and accurate, but courthouse locations do change.