FEDERAL DIVORCE LAWS
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Health & Human Services
U.S. Federal Law Departments
Divorce Web Sites
Additional Useful Sites
Child Custody Parenting Plans
Parenting & Family Resources
Federal Family Support Resources
States of America
Resident » Family: Child Custody/Support, Child Care,
Domestic Violence/Abuse, Education, Getting Married or Sharing a
Household, Youth Services.
Access Vital Records: Birth, Marriage, Divorce certificates
as well as next of kin, social security.
State Judicial Branch
Guidelines and Standards:
Child Support Guidelines, Domestic Violence Guidelines, Guide to
Dispute Resolution Services, Guidelines on Public's Access to Judicial
Attorney Referral, Law Libraries, Legal Research, Education Center.
Self help Center »
Probate and Family Court Department:
Planning for Shared Parenting: A Guide for Parents Living Apart Approved
Program Providers Looking for Legal Assistance? Motion for Counsel Fees
Self help Center »
Housing Court Department: Mediation
Mediation is an informal, confidential
process where a neutral person called a mediator acts
to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a case without prescribing
what it should be.
Laws of Massachusetts
Real & Personal
Property & Domestic Relations.
Relations - Title III:
Marriage, Divorce, Husband and Wife, Child Custody,
Children Born Out of Wedlock, Establishment of Child Support,
Jurisdiction, Civil Provisions.
Chapter 208. Divorce
Chapter 208: Section 31. Custody of children; shared custody plans:
At the trial on the merits, if the issue of custody is contested and
either party seeks shared
legal or physical custody, the parties, jointly or individually, shall
submit to the court at the
trial a shared custody implementation plan setting forth the details of
including, but not limited to, the child’s education; the child’s health
care; procedures for
resolving disputes between the parties with respect to child-raising
decisions and duties; and
the periods of time during which each party will have the child reside or
visit with him, including
holidays and vacations, or the procedure by which such periods of time
shall be determined.
Department of Revenue
Child Support Enforcement
- Parent Services Main Page:
Forms: Calculate a Child Support Order Online, Direct Deposit Enrollment,
Child Support Calculation Worksheet Long/Short Forms, Bank
Levy Response Form
Making and Receiving Payments: Child Support Card, Direct
Deposit, Payment Forms.
Helpful Information: Brochures and Information Sheets,
Frequently Asked Questions.
Interstate Cases: Information on Child Support Programs for
Worksheet w/ Sample Values, Child Support Monthly Calculation, Estimate your
- Key Resources: Apply for Services, Modify Your Court Order, Terminate
Make a Payment, Help for Domestic Violence, Help for Those in
Military, Child Support Card.
Laws and Policies: Child Support - Chapter 119A Report of wages paid;
- Wage reporting/financial institution match system; inter-agency
- State Law Governing Use of the National Medical Support Notice & Employer
Administration for Children and Families - U.S.
Department of Health
States' Profile of Child Support - Office of Child
General/State-At-A-Glance, Interstate Family
Support Act, With what foreign countries
does your State reciprocate? Age of Majority, Statute of
Limitations, Support Details,
Income Withholding, Paternity, Support Order Establishment,
Support Modification & Review.