How do I get a certified copy of my divorce decree in Massachusetts?
To receive a certified copy of your divorce record, you'll need your docket number. If you don't know what your docket number is, please call the Probate & Family Court where your case was heard to get your case docket number.
Why do I need a certified copy of my divorce decree?
A certified copy of a Divorce Certificate is issued with a raised seal. It will also show the signature of the proper authority and will be printed on security paper. A certified copy may be required to change your last name or remarry.
Are divorce records public information in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, the majority of divorce records, also referred to as divorce case files and/or decrees, are considered public information. Any financial information contained in the more contemporary records however, is open only to the parties named in the divorce or to a designated legal representative.