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Massachusetts Dvorce Records - Order Online -

Bristol, Norfolk, Middlesex and Suffolk Counties

1922 to the Present


Fast and professional service available for the Probate and Family Divorce Courts of Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties of eastern Massachusetts.

Documents available for ordering include, Certificate of Divorce Absolute, Certificate of Divorce NISI with Separation Agreement, photocopies of judgment of divorce and or separation agreements, as well as court authenticated, also known as, exemplified, divorce packets, for use in foreign countries.

Custom requests, such as obtaining copies for petition of divorce of an ongoing divorce, copies of current motions, etc. can also be obtained by special request.

For an additional fee, authenticated copies can also have Massachusetts state apostille certified by the Secretary of State's Office, for use outside the United States, if so required by the requesting country.

Please note we cannot obtain impounded divorce records nor can we obtain QDRO's. Impounded divorce files and QDRO information is open only to parties named in the record or their appointed attorneys.


ORDERING OPTIONS: The type of document you select depends on your personal needs for the record. If you need the record for any legal purpose, such as a passport, social security, obtaining a REAL ID, or getting remarried, you'll most likely need Option C or D. If the record is for informational purposes only, than Option A or B is the right choice.

 

OPTION A : The fee to search for and photocopy a Massachusetts divorce judgement (sent via 1st class mail) is $35. This is a plain photocopy of the actual divorce judgment, signed by a judge and contains the specific month, day and year the divorce was granted. This document, can NOT be used for most legal purposes, such as applying for social security or obtaining a REAL ID or, in most states, for getting remarried. See OPTION C, for obtaining certified records used in official or legal matters, such as a REAL ID. This option can be scanned and digitized into a PDF and emailed. Please tell us you'll accept a scanned copy in the notes section of the order form.

 

OPTION B : The fee to search for and photocopy a Massachusetts divorce judgment and the divorce separation agreement is $65. These photocopies are NOT attested or certified. They are plain photocopies. This is the same as option A, but includes the details (if any) of the separation agreement, including issues such as alimony, insurance, custody, visitation, property ownership and or child support. This option can be scanned and digitized into a PDF and emailed. Please tell us you'll accept a scanned copy in the notes section of the order form.

 

OPTION C : The fee to search for and obtain a certified copy of a Massachusetts divorce decree, the "Certificate of Divorce Absolute" is $75. This is a typed, certified court document and contains the court's official, raised embossed seal. This can be used for most legal or official purposes such as applying for social security, getting remarried, obtaining a REAL ID, for passport applications, or applying for citizenship. This document does not have a copy of the judges signature. (See Option D below.) This document can not be scanned and emailed. All Certificate of Divorce Absolute's are sent by Priority Mail for which you'll receive a verification of shipment and tracking number, once the document has processed.

 

OPTION D : The fee to search for and obtain a certified copy of a Massachusetts divorce judgment, the "Certificate of Divorce NISI" and an attested photocopy of the divorce separation agreement is $100. This includes the details (if any) of the divorce, including issues such as alimony, insurance, custody, visitation, property ownership and or child support. Unlike option B above, which is not certified, this record can be used for child custody issues, alimony enforcement and pension agreements and disbursements. [Please note that a certified judgment and agreement is usually not needed when you are applying for social security, getting remarried, obtaining a REAL ID, adopting children or applying for citizenship. Please verify requirements from the organization requesting the record.] This document can not be scanned and emailed. All Certificate of Divorce NISI's are sent by Priority Mail for which you'll receive a verification of shipment and tracking number, once the documents have processed.

 

OPTION E : Authenticated or Exemplified Divorce Packets are used primarily outside the country, for refiling divorce in another state or, in some cases, for probate court matters and or land sales in other states.There is a minimum fee of $150 for authenticated packets. That could change if the agreement is substantially long. Please indicate in the notes section of the order if you need this document apostilled by the State of Massachusetts and for which country. There is an additional fee of $50 for this service, for which we will send a secure link to make that payment. This option does NOT include a Certificate of Divorce Absolute. If you need both, you'll also have to order Option C.

 


All Massachusetts divorce record searches are completed on location at the courthouse and in person by the research staff at mass-doc.com. This web site, mass-doc.com is not affiliated with, nor are we employed by, the state of Massachusetts or the state court system. We are an independent court document retrieval business.

 

DIVORCE DATE AND PLACE

Enter the specific year, i. e. 2003, or up to a 5 year span, i. e. 1991 - 1995.
Please select the city or town where the couple last lived while married. If the town or city is not listed, a divorce document search cannot be completed through this application, as that particular county court is not on our list of serviceable courts. However, if by a rare chance the couple were divorced in one of the following county courts, listed below, but did in fact live elsewhere, pick "Unknown" at the end of the city list and explain the details in the "Notes Section" listed below.
We only service the divorce courts of Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk counties. Click here to preview a Massachusetts county map.

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SELECT DELIVERY BY FIRST CLASS MAIL OR EXPEDITED PRIORITY MAIL AND THE TYPE OF RECORD DESIRED BY USING DROP DOWN ARROW MENU.

 
The judgment is a one page document that allowed for the divorce. There is no detail beyond date and names. The divorce agreement is the official terms of the divorce, including such issues as property ownership and custody. (Divorce agreements can be as small as one page or as large as hundreds of pages. The average is 10 - 15.) The court embossed "Certificate of Divorce Absolute" is needed in most states for situations such as remarriage, citizenship matters, social security filings, taxes and passports. In most of those cases, the agreement is not needed. The certified Judgment of "NISI" and the agreement is what is needed for situations such as complex tax issues, home refinancing and out of state child support enforcement. For more detailed information, please read the list of available ordering options listed above to insure you order the correct type of record.

* Records in Bristol and Middlesex counties older than @ 1985 are currently located in offsite storage facilities. Processing time can vary but can take up to two - three weeks. If that's the case we notify you by email as to expected date of delivery.

** Authenticated Divorce Packets are a custom process, depending on your needs, country requirements and overall size of the docket. The price of $150 is a minimum charge. We will notify before processing as to exact fees and delivery date.
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