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Massachusetts Divorce Laws

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Massachusetts Home Page
Go To » Resident » Family: Child Custody/Support, Child Care, Parenting Issues,
  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.

Massachusetts State Judicial Branch
Go To » Resources » Guidelines and Standards:
  Child Support Guidelines, Domestic Violence Guidelines, Guide to Court-Connected Alternative
  Dispute Resolution Services, Guidelines on Public's Access to Judicial Proceedings/Records.

Go To » Resources » Attorney Referral, Law Libraries, Legal Research, Education Center.

Go To » Self help Center » Probate and Family Court Department:
  Planning for Shared Parenting: A Guide for Parents Living Apart Approved Parent Education
  Program Providers Looking for Legal Assistance? Motion for Counsel Fees Pendente Lite.

Go To » 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.

General Laws of Massachusetts
Part II: Real & Personal Property & Domestic Relations.
Go To » Domestic 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 shared custody
 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
Go To » 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 Other States.
Worksheet w/ Sample Values, Child Support Monthly Calculation, Estimate your Child Support.
 - Key Resources: Apply for Services, Modify Your Court Order, Terminate Services,
    Make a Payment, Help for Domestic Violence, Help for Those in Military, Child Support Card.

Go To » Laws and Policies: Child Support - Chapter 119A  Report of wages paid; hiring reports.
 - Wage reporting/financial institution match system; inter-agency agreements.
 - State Law Governing Use of the National Medical Support Notice & Employer Responsibilities.

Administration for Children and Families - U.S. Department of Health

> States' Profile of Child Support - Office of Child Support  Enforcement
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    does your State reciprocate? Age of Majority, Statute of Limitations, Support Details,
    Income Withholding, Paternity, Support Order Establishment, Support Modification & Review.


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