Greetings from Plymouth County Register of Probate Matt McDonough
Due to the exponential rise in the COVID-19 infection rate, the Trial Court has reduced staffing by 50% statewide. Please bear with us during this very difficult time as we work to serve you.
The Court will continue to conduct matters virtually where practicable. Trials will be conducted in person and you will be notified of your scheduled in-person hearing by the Court.
We will continue to conduct court business — to accept the filing of pleadings and other documents in emergency and identified non-emergency matters (by electronic mail and drop box), to schedule and facilitate hearings, to issue orders, to answer questions from attorneys, litigants, and the general public, and to conduct other necessary business. All such business will be conducted virtually, except when the filing of pleadings and other documents in emergency matter cannot be accomplished virtually. This process is designed to reduce the exposure of the public and the staff of the Trial Court to the coronavirus.
If you must enter a Trial Court building, you must wear a mask or face covering, have your temperature taken and answer a series of questions upon entering. You can stay informed of all travel information and restrictions upon courthouse entrance by visiting www.mass.gov . For all COVID-19 information related to the Trial Court, visit: https://www.mass.gov/resource/court-system-response-to-covid-19.
I encourage all litigants and families with questions about the Plymouth County Probate & Family Court to call us in the Registries at the following numbers: PLYMOUTH (508) 747-6204 & BROCKTON (508) 897-5400.
Please, stay safe, continue to adhere to social distancing and check in on your family, friends and neighbors.