Legal Information: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Custody

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Laws current as of
October 24, 2018


This section has state-specific information about child custody in Massachusetts. It will cover topics such as the difference between legal and physical custody, sole and joint custody, paternity, grandparent visitation, and how domestic violence affects custody decisions under Massachusetts law. It will also include information about the factors a judge considers (“best interest factors”), the steps for filing for custody in Massachusetts, modifying a custody order, taking a child out of the state, and more.

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