HELPFUL INFORMATION AND FORMS

DIVORCE
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The Separation Agreement is the most important document that you will file with the Court. Below is an overview of additional forms that will also need to be filed in a divorce case. You should consult with an attorney to ensure that all forms relevant to your individual divorce case are filled out and filed correctly.

a. Complaint for divorce. The form of the complaint will vary depending on whether you are filing a joint petition with your spouse or if you are filing yourself.

b. An Affidavit of irretrievable breakdown, if you are filing a joint petition.

c. Complete and up to date financial statements of both parties.

    • If your income is $75,000 or less, fill out the short form financial statement.

    • If your income is more than $75,000, fill out the long form financial statement.

d. If applicable, print out and review the Child Support Guidelines and prepare a Child Support worksheet.

e. Statistical form R-408.

f. A certified original copy of your marriage certificate.

g. If there are children, you will also both need to provide the Court with proof of attendance from an approved Parent Education Program, an Affidavit of Care and Custody and a Child Support Worksheet.

The cost to file your complaint with the Court is $215.00. The divorce will become final by the time specified by the Court.

See also:

http://www.masslegalhelp.org

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/05/21/child-support-guidelines-june-2018.pdf

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/06/15/2018%20Massachusetts%20Child%20Support%20Guidelines%20Worksheet.5.22.18%20%285%29.pdf

http://www.mass.gov/courts/programs/legal-assistance/lar-gen.html

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartII/TitleIII/Chapter208

https://massclc.org

https://mcfm.org/mediator-profile/432

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