Plymouth County Probate

and Family Court

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Below is the total Annual Statistics for Fiscal Years 2000 to 2008 for the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court.
    PLYMOUTH PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
ANNUAL REPORT STATISTICS
 
  FY 2000 FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008
PART I:                  
  TOTAL ORIGINAL ENTRIES                  
All Complaints, Petitions, 11,787 12,117 12,836 12,740 12,709 12,441 12,812 13,006 12,904
and Accounts Filed                  
                   
PART II:                  
   PROBATE                  
1.  Administrations & Probate of Will                  
Filed 1,749 1,668 1,643 1,587 1,634 1,683 1,598 1,613 1,524
Decrees 1,020 1,141 1,173 1,494 1,118 1,707 1,599 1,594 1,464
Number of filings where Petitioner was pro se 75 108 251 250 255 221 240 209 244
2.  Trusteeships                  
Filed 26 30 121 47 42 23 22 32 19
Decrees 22 22 31 32 44 35 28 35 21
3.  Gdnshps of Minor                  
Filed 397 552 333 408 374 327 332 379 376
Temp. Appointments 305 197 367 527 543 485 454 563 582
Decrees 148 111 167 222 226 237 233 264 243
Number of filings where Petitioner was pro se 234 290 261 316 302 238 269 311 329
4.  Gdnshps of Mentally Ill                  
Filed 177 265 202 182 176 204 216 221 169
Temp. Appointments 82 66 123 126 114 140 111 153 152
Decrees 234 170 155 150 146 178 208 198 181
Number of filings where Petitioner was pro se 5 8 32 33 24 19 23 27 25
5.  Gdnshps of Mentally Retarded                  
Filed 81 54 76 84 87 92 71 64 64
Temp. Appointments 13 1 21 30 32 32 31 58 49
Decrees 68 58 56 81 80 114 77 73 63
Number of filings where Petitioner was pro se 0 4 6 13 13 9 13 12 14
6.  Gdnshps of Incapacitated                  
Filed 45 24 32 37 46 40 44 37 39
Temp. Appointments 25 9 15 28 36 28 38 28 44
Decrees 22 5 14 22 24 22 29 25 17
Number of filings where Petitioner was pro se 0 2 10 16 10 10 9 8 16
7.  Gdnshps of Minor Entertainer                  
Filed 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0
Decrees 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Number of filings where Petitioner was pro se 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
8.  Proxy Guardianships                  
Filed 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Number of filings where Petitioner was pro se 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9.  Conservatorships                  
Filed 12 9 16 9 12 9 7 14 9
Decrees 8 5 11 1 11 6 6 9 9
10.  Accounts and Distributions                  
Filed 908 675 847 943 1,051 1,035 1,038 956 1,037
Decrees 707 482 441 447 422 459 465 444 401
11.  Real Estate Sales                  
Filed 133 107 169 161 166 144 156 118 91
Decrees 157 152 147 140 169 116 134 103 73
12.  All Other Probate                  
Filed (Petitions) 508 343 221 275 267 313 320 307 291
Decrees 123 95 84 90 200        
                   
PART III:                  
        EQUITY                  
1.  Complaints                  
Paternity Equity 1 1 3 2 2 4 4 3 4
Other Equity Complaints 73 47 55 63 65 69 66 61 50
Judgments 27 32 28 51 51 37 67 89 55
2.  Petitions to Partition                  
Filed 25 26 27 29 35 26 25 29 17
Decrees 8 8 3 5 8 3 4 5 6
                   
PART IV:                  
     CHANGE OF NAME                  
1.  Petitions for Change of Name                  
Filed 252 232 247 204 171 171 174 157 188
Decrees 196 199 242 180 172 156 162 147 166
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 217 200 222 182 142 149 158 141 156
                   
PART V:                  
     ADOPTION                  
1.  Adoption Petitions                  
Filed 232 173 167 157 181 154 129 104 126
Decrees 179 148 113 76 136 151 116 109 91
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 89 73 30 53 64 60 48 44 48
2.  Petitions to Dispense with Parental Consent (c. 210, s. 3)                  
Filed 4 1 7 3 9 2 1 7 0
Decrees 8 0 5 10 3 3 0 6 1
3.  Care and Protection Petitions (c. 119, s. 23C)                  
Filed 12 19 15 23 16 13 13 14 19
Decrees 4 0 6 4 3 0 1 3 0
4. Voluntary Placement                  
Filed         2 3 2 1 2
Decrees         1 4 2 1 1
PART VI:                  
     OUT OF WEDLOCK                  
1.  Paternity Complaints                  
Filed 883 1,039 1,215 1,210 1,273 1,317 1,448 1,435 1,737
Judgments 550 648 856 713 641 905 1,170 1,157 942
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 455 410 335 646 583 528 603 702 307
2.  Complaints for Contempt                  
Filed 555 690 808 706 716 762 835 880 783
Judgments 298 257 289 320 173 237 250 280 236
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 453 492 562 574 607 545 601    
3.  Complaints for Modification                  
Filed 611 699 803 917 820 820 952 1,046 952
Judgments 386 321 333 320 293 283 371 375 319
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 489 563 668 647 559 554 564    
                   
PART VII:                  
DOMESTIC RELATIONS                  
1.  Divorce                  
Original Entries Filed (Includes 1A and 1B) 1,820 1,885 1,915 1,725 1,697 1,586 1,639 1,729 1,633
Judgments Nisi 2,078 1,787 1,545 1,543 1,533 1,491 1,621 1,505 1,141
Findings under 1A         605 529 673 676 546
Number Pro Se Plaintiffs 735 674 869 734 813 722 806 884 526
Number with minor children         950 853 869 918 768
2.  Separate Support/Civil Support                  
Filed 145 149 181 147 150 181 151 152 212
Judgments 25 26 34 61 44 62 106 119 78
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 87 85 78 48 79 84 79 87 47
3.  Complaints for Contempt                  
Filed 1,184 1,360 1,460 1,470 1,463 1,350 1,434 1,457 1,484
Heard and Continued 1,194 1,092 0 1,088 1,111 1,125      
Judgments 1,102 1,052 507 639 456 513 474 654 542
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 1,073 643 728 714 634 618 702    
4.  Complaints for Modification                  
Filed 1,013 1,097 1,284 1,320 1,314 1,235 1,290 1,286 1,233
Judgments 487 602 584 629 577 673 680 741 595
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 657 681 864 816 720 720 775    
5.  Complaint for Protection from Abuse (c. 209A)                  
Filed 848 896 886 920 865 773 697 761 707
Number of filings where Plaintiff was pro se 823 893 824 577 567 653 593    
7.  Petitions for Marriage without Delay                  
Filed       41 25 40 57 58 59
Pro Se       32 20 35 54 39 39
7.  Petitions for Marriage of Minors                  
Filed       2 3 4 3 2 4
Pro Se       2 2 4 3 1 2
8.  All other Domestic Relations Complaints                  
Filed 93 76 100 67 47 59 88 80 74
Judgments 34 31 47 64 20 33 38 40 46