The following websites provide information from the courts and various professional organizations dealing with families in transition about family law and the process of family dissolution .
The official site of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, with recent news releases and links to court forms such as financial statements and child support calculations.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (“DOR”) site has a link for child support information. DOR provides services in enforcing child support orders in some circumstances.
The Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council website explains the collaborative law approach and provides a number of resources for divorcing couples as well as a list of collaborative professionals.
The Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation website provides information about mediation and a list of mediation professionals.
The Divorce Center presents informational programs about divorce and the site provides other resources for parents, including a list of divorce professionals.
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is an international professional group that provides resources for parents in addition to training and educational materials for professionals in the field. The Massachusetts Chapter publishes a list of Massachusetts members and their specialties.
The Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem (”MAGAL”) is an organization of legal and clinical professionals who work with divorcing families as investigators and evaluators (guardians ad litem) appointed to assist the Probate and Family Court in custody matters, as well as parenting coordinators who assist the parents to resolve disputes after a parenting plan has been established. The organization enables its members to share knowledge with other divorce professionals through educational programs about current research in the field and about the best ways to resolve disputes involving children. MAGAL also liases with the Probate Court on matters affecting its members and the divorcing families they serve.
The listing of these links to other websites does not imply endorsement of or responsibility for those websites, which are listed solely as a convenience for visitors to this website.