How do I get a copy of my divorce decree in Massachusetts?
Interested parties who wish to obtain divorce records may do so by contacting the Probate and Family Court where the divorce was heard. Requestors will be required to complete a Request for Copies Form which may be submitted either in person or via mail to the appropriate court.
What information is in a divorce decree?
A divorce decree is a court document that is a final judgment from divorce court. It contains information about your case including spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, property division, and other information.
How long before a divorce is final in Massachusetts?
Final divorce A “1A” divorce isn't final until 120 days from the date of the judgment. A “1B” divorce or fault divorce isn't final until 90 days from the date of the hearing if a judgment is entered.
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.