Middlesex County Probate and Family Court operates various departments, including accounts, adoptions, change-of-name and divorce. The organization has a probate department that undertakes processing of new petitions and docketing all filings and handles a variety of issues, such as wills, probate of estates, administrations, guardianships of minors, general petitions and sale of real estate. It also handles other issues, including guardianships of mentally challenged individuals. Middlesex County Probate and Family Court also has a probation department that offers various support services to the judges of the court that cover various issues, such as dispute intervention, investigations, supervision of parties ordered to participate in drug and alcohol screening, and providing resource and referral information. The organization is located in Cambridge, Mass.