Massachusetts Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Massachusetts.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Massachusetts - Statewide Courts Self Help
Massachusetts Legal Information and Resources
View information and resources for a variety of legal issues, including family law, juvenile law, domestic violence, debt collection, employment, foreclosure, landlord/tenant and many other topics.
Self Help Resources
View information by topic for self-represented parties in Massachusetts courts. Topics include court basics, civil appeals, consumer, abuse and harassment, criminal law, family matters, guardianship, housing, name changes, small claims, traffic, and wills and estates.
Fee Waiver Requests
View instructions for requesting a waiver of Massachusetts court fees and costs due to indigency. Links to the guidelines and forms are included.
Massachusetts Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers online information about drivers licenses, traffic laws and motor vehicle laws.
Massachusetts Child Support Services
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue offers information and services related to child support, including how to apply for services, how to change a child support order and online services.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Massachusetts trial courts, which includes mediation and conciliation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to ADR service providers, guidelines, and the application process are provided.
View information about representing yourself in Massachusetts civil cases.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Massachusetts, including local housing counseling agencies, a state hotline, state and non-profit agencies, a state loan program, and a link to legal aid providers.
Massachusetts Law Library
View the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries resources for Massachusetts law, including state statutes, regulations, court rules, executive orders, agency decisions, and town bylaws.
Barnstable County - Courts Self Help Resources
Barnstable County Probate and Family Court Common Legal Terms
View a glossary of common legal terms used in Barnstable County Probate and Family Court.
Middlesex County - Courts Self Help Resources
Contest City of Cambridge Parking Tickets
Contest City of Cambridge parking tickets online, or download a form to submit by mail.
Plymouth County - Courts Self Help Resources
Plymouth County Probate and Family Court Self-Help Center
View information about the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court Self-Help Center, including filing instructions, an explanation of the court process, a glossary of terms, probation information, and downloadable brochures and pamphlets.