A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.
Information about abuse prevention orders and harassment prevention orders, as well as moving in and out of state with a protective order.
State-specific information about custody in Massachusetts.
Basic information about child support in Massachusetts.
This page addresses some general (not state-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent’s consent.
General information about divorce with links to Massachusetts-specific information.
A victim of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault or stalking can terminate his/her tenancy or get the landlord to change the locks to his/her door.
Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Massachusetts and victim assistance programs.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.
You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.