Inside the Barnstable County Probate & Family Court
The Barnstable County Probate and Family Court has jurisdiction over mid-Cape family and probate matters such as:
- Child support
- Child custody
- Termination of parental rights
- Abuse prevention
- Wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships and changes of name
The court is located at 3195 Main St. in Barnstable and is accessible by the Barnstable Villager line of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. Both the Sturgis Library and the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern are across the street from the courthouse.
Divorce actions are the most common matters heard in this court, and parties can choose between a Joint Petition for Divorce (1A) where both parties are in complete agreement on every issue, or a Complaint for Divorce (1B) where one spouse files against the other claiming a no-fault divorce based only upon an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. In Barnstable County, judges are assigned randomly by docket number.
Why Knowing Your Court Matters
At Miller Law Group, P.C., we know that knowing the details about Massachusetts family law courts helps clients find success. We assign attorneys to specific courthouses so they learn about the judges who will be handling cases, and discover each court's specific preferences and demeanor. Every judge has their own style, and we learn about these styles for the benefit of clients.
Contact Miller Law Group, P.C.for strong representation for any family law matter! We are ready to talk to you at no extra cost at (508) 502-7002.