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How fees are paid can be now done by either money order or by check.  If they are mailed, mail it to the Registry of Probate at 40 Broadway Street, Taunton, MA 02780.  You can also pay in person with check, money order, cash or a major credit card at the Taunton address or at the 289 Rock Street in Fall River.  The list of filing fees is listed on the Bristol County website.


However, some basic fees are: for a blank Summons it is $5.00; for a Certified Copy is $20.00 plus a $1.00 per page except for the 1st; a Contempt Summons is $5.00; if you file an Abuse Prevention Order, there is no filing fee; for a change of name it is $100.00; a Complaint for Custody/Support/Visitation it is $100.00; Complaint for Divorce it is $220.00; Joint Petition for Divorce it is $215.00; Modification for Non-child related issues it is $155.00; and Modification relative to child support, custody and visitation it is $55.00; Complaint to Establish Paternity it is $120.00. These are just some of the examples of the fees.  However, they are subject to change and would be advisable to look on the website or call the Bristol County Probate & Family Court.


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