Divorce Actions

Both parties are in complete agreement on every issue.
One spouse files against the other claiming a "no fault" divorce based only upon irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.
One spouse files against the other on fault grounds such as adultery, desertion, cruel and abusive treatment etc.

Separation Actions

For married parties who require support of themselves or their children but do not want to file for divorce.

Custody, Support, Parenting Time Actions
& Paternity Actions

Parties were never married but one party wants to request custody of, support for and/or parenting time with the child.
Parties were never married and alleged father is NOT on the birth certificate. One party wants to request adjudication or, custody of, and/or parenting time with the child.
For married parties when one parent wants to request custody of the child(ren).
For a grandparent seeking visitation with their grandchild(ren).

Protection from Abuse Actions

When one party in a relationship is seeking protection from another due to abuse, threat or attempt of abuse.

Contempt Actions

When one party is not obeying an order or judgment that has been issued by the court.

Modifying Actions

When a judgment has been entered but a change in circumstances has developed that requires a change in the court judgment.
When a judgment for alimony has been entered but a change in circumstances has developed that requires a change in the court judgment relating to ONLY to alimony.
When a judgment or temporary order has been entered, but a change to that judgment or temporary order is needed and both parties agree to the change.

Miscellaneous Domestic Actions

When there is a foreign judgment/decree from another state and one party is seeking to have it enforced in Massachusetts.
When there is a foreign judgment/decree from another state and one party is seeking to change that judgment/decree.