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                   MASSACHUSETTS PROBATE
                     AND FAMILY COURT

                                                       Associate Justices
     ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF                          Hon. Armand Fernandes, Jr.
   THE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT                        Hon. Prudence M. McGregor
                                                       Hon. Anthony R. Nesi
  Two Center Plaza, Suite 210, Boston 02108
  (617) 788-6600; Fax (617) 788-8995                 DUKES PROBATE AND FAMILY
  Chief Justice                                       81 Main St., P.O. Box 237, Edgartown 02539
  Hon. Paula M. Carey                                 (508) 627-4703
  Court Administrator                                 Elizabeth J. Herrmann, Reg.
  John E. McNichols                                   First Justice
                                                      Hon. Stephen C. Steinberg

            PROBATE AND FAMILY                       ESSEX PROBATE AND FAMILY
                                                      36 Federal St., Salem 01970
                 COURTS                               (978) 744-1020
                                                      Lawrence Session:
                                                      2 Appleton St., Lawrence 01840
BARNSTABLE PROBATE AND FAMILY                         (978) 686-9692
 3195 Main St., P.O. Box 346, Barnstable 02630        Pamela A. Casey O’Brien, Reg.
 (508) 375-6600                                       Mark D. Juknavorian, CPO
 Anastasia Welsh Perrino, Reg.                        First Justice
 Jane R. Weiner, Acting CPO                           Hon. Mary Anne Sahagian
 First Justice                                        Associate Justices
 Hon. Robert A. Scandurra                             Hon. Amy Blake
                                                      Hon. John P. Cronin
BERKSHIRE PROBATE AND FAMILY                          Hon. Mary McCauley Manzi
 44 Bank Row, Pittsfield 01201
 (413) 442-6941                                      FRANKLIN PROBATE AND FAMILY
 Francis B. Marinaro, Reg.                            425 Main St., P.O. Box 590, Greenfield 01302
 Alex A. Carnevale, CPO                               (413) 774-7011
 First Justice                                        John F. Merrigan, Reg.
 Hon. Edward J. Lapointe                              Bette Babinski, CPO
                                                      First Justice
BRISTOL PROBATE AND FAMILY                            Hon. Geoffrey A. Wilson
 21 Father DeValles Blvd., Fall River 02723
 (508) 672-4669                                      HAMPDEN PROBATE AND FAMILY
 New Bedford Session:                                 50 State St., P.O. Box 559, Springfield 01103
 505 Pleasant St., New Bedford 02740                  (413) 748-7760
 (508) 999-5249                                       Thomas P. Moriarty, Jr., Reg.
 Fall River Session:                                  John B. Johnson, CPO
 289 Rock St., Fall River 02720                       First Justice
 (508) 672-1751                                       Hon. Anne M. Geoffrion
 Gina L. DeRossi, Reg.                                Associate Justices
 James A. Casey, CPO                                  Hon. David M. Fuller
 First Justice                                        Hon. David G. Sacks
 Hon. Elizabeth O’Neill LaStaiti
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    HAMPSHIRE PROBATE AND FAMILY                               Associate Justices
     33 King St., Suite 3, Northampton 01060                   Hon. James V. Menno
     (413) 586-8500                                            Hon. Lisa A. Roberts
     David E. Sullivan, Reg.                                   Hon. Stephen C. Steinberg
     Pamela N. Eldridge, CPO
     First Justice                                           SUFFOLK PROBATE AND FAMILY
     Hon. Gail L. Perlman                                     24 New Chardon St., P.O. Box 9667, Boston 02114
                                                              (617) 788-8300
    MIDDLESEX PROBATE AND FAMILY                              Richard Iannella, Reg.
     208 Cambridge St., P.O. Box 410480                       Marguerite C. Riley, CPO
     E. Cambridge 02141                                       First Justice
     (617) 768-5800                                           Hon. John M. Smoot
     Tara E. DeCristofaro, Reg.                               Associate Justices
     Sophia C. O’Brien, CPO                                   Hon. Joan Armstrong
     Satellite Sessions:                                      Hon. E. Chouteau Levine
     121 Third St., Cambridge 02141                           Hon. Elaine M. Moriarty
     305 Walden St., Concord 01742                            Hon. Jeremy A. Stahlin
     45 Williams St., Marlborough 01752
     360 Gorham St., Lowell 01852                            WORCESTER PROBATE AND FAMILY
     First Justice                                            225 Main St., Worcester 01608
     Hon. Peter C. DiGangi                                    (508) 831-2200
     Associate Justices                                       Stephen G. Abraham, Reg.
     Hon. Judith Nelson Dilday                                Marjorie T. Ursoleo, CPO
     Hon. Edward F. Donnelly, Jr.                             First Justice
     Hon. Dorothy M. Gibson                                   Hon. Denise L. Meagher
     Hon. Leilah A. Keamy                                     Associate Justices
     Hon. William F. McSweeny III                             Hon. Ronald W. King
     Hon. Maureen H. Monks                                     Hon. Susan D. Ricci

    NANTUCKET PROBATE AND FAMILY                             CIRCUIT JUDGES
     16 Broad St., P.O. Box 1116, Nantucket 02554             Hon. Peter D. DiGangi
     (508) 228-2669                                           Hon. Lucille A. DiLeo
     Susan D. Beamish, Reg.                                   Hon. Spencer M. Kagan
     First Justice                                            Hon. Randy J. Kaplan
     Hon. Randy J. Kaplan                                     Hon. E. Chouteau Levine
                                                              Hon. Stephen M. Rainaud
    NORFOLK PROBATE AND FAMILY                                Hon. Gregory V. Roach
     35 Shawmut Rd., Canton 02021                             Hon. Lisa A. Roberts
     (781) 830-1200                                           Hon. Mary Anne Sahagian
     Patrick W. McDermott, Reg.                               Hon. Virginia M. Ward
     John J. Connelly, CPO
     First Justice                                           NOTE            Additional information on the probate and family courts
                                                             can be found on the official Massachusetts court system Web site at
     Hon. Robert W. Langlois                                 http://www.state.ma.us/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/
     Associate Justices                                      probateandfamilycourt/. In addition, there are separate Web sites for
     Hon. Christina L. Harms                                 some of the courts, including Bristol (http://www.bcpfc.com/), Hamp-
     Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez                                  shire    (http://www.hampshireprobate.com/),       Middlesex     (http://
                                                             www.mcpfc.com/), Norfolk (http://www.ncpfc.com/), Plymouth (http://
                                                             www.pcpfc.com/), and Suffolk (http://www.probatecourtiannella.com/).
    PLYMOUTH PROBATE AND FAMILY
     52 Obery St., Plymouth 02360
     (508) 747-6204                                                  PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
     Brockton Session:                                                 DEPARTMENT UNIFORM
     (508) 897-5400
     Robert E. McCarthy, Reg.
                                                                           FEE SCHEDULE
     Michael E. LaFrance, CPO                                         (REVISED NOVEMBER 2007)
     First Justice                                                Any party entering a complaint, petition or other civil
     Hon. Catherine P. Sabaitis                              action in which an initial filing fee is payable and to which
                                                             a separate docket number or suffix is assigned shall pay to
                                                             the register of the court a surcharge ($15.00) in addition to
MASSACHUSETTS PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT                                                           FEE SCHEDULE                   3
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the fee otherwise required by law. See Generally, M.G.L.         Annulment or Affirmation [of] a Marriage, Complaint for:
c. 262, § 4C.                                                       $200.00 + $15.00 surcharge
     Please note that in any action for which there is no fee
                                                                 Appointment of a Conservator: $150.00 + $50.00 bond +
charged, all associated fees and costs are not charged for
                                                                    $15.00 surcharge
that action; e.g., in a paternity action, the usual fees for a
summons, an attested copy of the record, and a Certificate       Appointment of a Guardian (except when the petitioner
of the Judgement would not be charged.                              certifies that the ward’s estate does not exceed
                                                                    $100.00, then no fee): $150.00 + $50.00 bond +
    [No Asterisk] = Statutory Fee (G.L. c. 262, § 40)               $15.00 surcharge
    [One Asterisk] = AOPFC Fee
    [Two Asterisks] = AOTC Fee (G.L. c. 262, § 4B)               Appointment of a Receiver of the Estate of an Absentee:
                                                                    $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 surcharge
*Abuse Prevention/Abuse Protection: No Fee
                                                                 Appointment of a Special Administrator: $150.00 + $50.00
Accounts, Petition or Application for Allowance:                    bond + $15.00 surcharge
    Where the gross value accounted for in Schedule A of         Appointment of a Trustee: $150.00 + $50.00 bond +
       the Account is $1,000.00 or less: No Fee                     $15.00 surcharge
    Where gross value accounted for is more than                 Bond, Filing of: $50.00
       $1,000.00 but less than $10,000.00, provided,
       however, that the fees shall not exceed $170.00           Bond, New: $75.00
       regardless of the time covered by such account:           Care of Burial Lot: $60.00
       $75.00
                                                                 **Certificate of Orders, Decrees, Rulings, Judgements or
    Where the gross value accounted for is not less than            Other Proceedings (plus one dollar per page for each
       $10,000.00 and not more than $100,000.00 (per                page except the first), excluding the first Adoption
       year or major fraction thereof covered by such               Certificate, for which there is no fee: $20.00
       account): $100.00
                                                                 Change of Name: $150.00 + $15.00 surcharge
    Where the gross value accounted for is not less than
       $100,000.00 and not more than $500,000.00 (per            Change of Name, Motion (limited to divorce actions):
       year or major fraction thereof covered by such               $100.00
       account) $150.00                                          **Citation: $15.00
    Where the gross value accounted for is more than             **Commission to take Depositions:$20.00
       $500,000.00 and not more than $1,000,000.00
       (per year or major fraction thereof covered by            Compromise a Will, Leave to: $75.00 + $15.00 surcharge
       such account): $200.00                                       (only if new fiduciary is appointed)
    Where the gross value accounted for is more than             *Contempt Summons: No Fee
       $1,000,000.00 (per year or major fraction thereof         Conservator, petition to appoint: $150.00 + $50.00 bond +
       covered by such account): $400.00                            $15.00 surcharge
Administration of Goods not already Administered:                Convey land as if sole, authority to, petition under c. 209,
   $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 surcharge                         sec. 35 [repealed] or 36 by a husband or wife (Deser-
*Administration, Public: $50.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00              tion and Living Apart): $150.00
   surcharge                                                     **Copy, Attested, of Court Documents and Records in-
Administration of Estate of Person who Died Intestate:              cluding Docket Sheets or Other Papers in possession
   $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 surcharge                         and under the control of the Register: $2.50/page
Administration With Will Annexed: $150.00 + $50.00               **Copy, Unattested, of Court Documents, Records or Oth-
   bond + $15.00 surcharge                                          er Papers in possession and under the control of the
                                                                    Register: $1.00/page
Administration De Bonis Non: $150.00 + $50.00 bond +
   $15.00 surcharge                                              Correction of Birth Record, Petitions for: $60.00 + $15.00
                                                                     surcharge
Administration De Bonis Non with the Will Annexed:
   $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 surcharge                      *Counsel Fees: No Fee
Adoption, Separate Support, Custody or Support of a Mi-          *Determination of Value: $30.00
   nor Child: No Fee                                             *Disabled Abuse Petition: No Fee
*Alimony, Complaint for: $100.00 + $15.00 surcharge              *Discharge of Guardian/Conservator: No Fee
Amend a Record except such as relates to adoption, sepa-         Discharge of Surety: $60.00
   rate support[,] custody or support of minors: $60.00
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    *Dispense With Consent to Adoption, Petition: No Fee            Leave to Mortgage Real Estate: $75.00
    Divorce, Complaint for: $200.00 + $15.00 surcharge              Leave to Pay Debts except when the petitioner or account-
                                                                        ant certifies that the estate does not exceed $1,000.00:
    *Elderly Abuse Petition: No Fee
                                                                        $75.00
    Equity Petition/Complaint except such as relates to adop-
                                                                    Leave to Compromise a Claim: $75.00
        tion, custody or support of minors: $75.00 + $15.00
        surcharge                                                   *Leave to Deposit: No Fee
    Erection of a Monument: $60.00                                  *Leave to Bring Suit on a Bond: No Fee
    **Exemplified copies (plus an additional charge of one          Leave to Carry on Business of Deceased: $150.00
       dollar per page for each page except the first): $50.00
                                                                    Letters to Foreign Guardian: $75.00 + $15.00 surcharge
    Filing a will for safekeeping except that no additional fee
                                                                    *Marriage of a Minor: No Fee
         shall be charged for filing a will in substitution for a
         will previously filed and withdrawn: $75.00                **Marriage Without Delay: $50.00 + $15.00 surcharge
    *Foreign Custody Decrees, Registration of: No Fee               Modification of a Decree except such as relates to the sup-
                                                                       port, maintenance, visitation, or education of a child:
    *Foreign Decree, Alimony only, Enforcement of: $100.00
                                                                       $150.00
        + $15.00 surcharge
                                                                    New Inventory: $75.00
    *Foreign Will: $50.00 + $15.00 surcharge
                                                                    New Bond: $75.00
    General Petition except such as relates to adoption, cus-
       tody or support of minors: $150.00 + $15.00 sur-             **Order of Notice, Citation, or Precept: $15.00
       charge
                                                                    Partition Petition: $150.00 + $15.00 surcharge
    *Grandparent Visitation, Complaint for: No Fee
                                                                    *Paternity Actions: No Fee
    Guardian, appointment of, (except when the petitioner
                                                                    *Paternity Actions filed in Equity: No Fee
       certifies that the ward’s estate does not exceed
       $100.00, then no fee): $150.00 + $50.00 bond +               *Paternity Actions, Voluntary Registration: No Fee
       $15.00 surcharge
                                                                    *Payment of Deposits: No Fee
    Guardianship Petition:
                                                                    Probate of Will: $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 sur-
        Mentally Ill (except when the petitioner certifies that         charge
           the ward’s estate does not exceed $100.00, then
                                                                    *Public Administration: $50.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00
           no fee): $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 sur-
                                                                       surcharge
           charge
                                                                    *Reduction of Bond: No Fee
        Mentally Retarded (except when the petitioner certi-
           fies the ward’s estate does not exceed $100.00,          *Registration of Foreign Custody Decree: No Fee
           then no fee): $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00
           surcharge                                                Release of Dower or Curtesy: $75.00
                                                                    Removal of a Fiduciary: $100.00
        Minor (except when the petitioner certifies that the
           ward’s estate does not exceed $100.00, then no           *Removal of Child from the Commonwealth: No Fee
           fee): $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 surcharge
                                                                    Sale of Real or Personal Estate including sale of real estate
        Physically Incapacitated (except when the petitioner            subject to vested or contingent remainders where the
            certifies that the ward’s estate does not exceed            gross value accounted for is $100,000 or less: $100.00
            $100.00, then no fee): $150.00 + $50.00 bond +
            $15.00 surcharge                                            Where the gross value accounted for is more than
                                                                           $100,000 but not more than $250,000: $250.00
        Spendthrift (except when the petitioner certifies that
                                                                        Where the gross value accounted for is more than
            the ward’s estate does not exceed $100.00, the[n]
                                                                           $250,000 but not more than $500,000: $500.00
            no fee): $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00 sur-
            charge                                                      Where the gross value accounted for is more than
                                                                           $500,000 but less than $1,000,000: $750.00
    Injunction except such as relates to adoption, custody or
        support of minors: $150.00                                      Where the gross value accounted for is more than
                                                                           $1,000,000: $1,000.00
    Insolvency, Representation of: $150.00
                                                                    *Sale of Real Estate by a Foreign Fiduciary: $50.00 +
    Inventory, new: $75.00
                                                                        $15.00 surcharge
    Leave to Lease Real Estate: $75.00
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Separate Support: $100.00 + $15.00 surcharge                    Temporary Restraining Order against a Spouse related to a
                                                                   Complaint for Divorce or Separate Support: No Fee
Special Administration: $150.00 + $50.00 bond + $15.00
    surcharge                                                   *Termination of Parental Rights: No Fee
Specific Performance: $75.00 + $15.00 surcharge                 **Transcript of a Judgment (known in the Probate and
                                                                    Family Court as “authenticated copies” or “exempli-
*Statement of Voluntary Executor: $30.00 + $15.00 sur-
                                                                    fied copies”) (plus an additional charge of one dollar
    charge + **$20.00 certificate
                                                                    per page for each page except the first[)]: $50.00
Statement of Voluntary Administration: $100.00 + $15.00
                                                                *Trust, Termination of: $50.00 + $15.00 surcharge
     surcharge + **$20.00 certificate
                                                                Trustee, Petition to appoint: $150.00 + $50.00 bond +
**Summons, Blank (except in matters relating to Con-
                                                                    $15.00 surcharge
   tempt or Paternity): $5.00
                                                                **Unattested copy of Court Documents, Records or Other
*Support of Spouse or Child under c. 209, section 32F: No
                                                                   Papers in possession and under the control of the Reg-
   Fee
                                                                   ister: $1.00/page
Surcharge (any party entering a complaint, petition or oth-
                                                                *Visitation of Minor Child: No Fee
    er civil action in which an initial filing fee is payable
    and to which a separate docket number or suffix is as-      *Voluntary Registration in Paternity Actions: No Fee
    signed shall pay to the register of the court a sur-
    charge of $15.00 in addition to the fee otherwise re-       **Waiver of Three Day Notice of Marriage (also known as
    quired by law) G.L. c. 262, § 4C: $15.00                       a Marriage Without Delay): $50.00 + $15.00
                                                                   surcharge
**Tape Cassette or Compact Disc Recordings of Proceed-
    ings (plus postage per ninety (90) minutes of re-
    cording or part thereof): $50.50
Temporary Restraining Order except such as relates to
   adoption, custody or support of minors: $100.00
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