Divorce & Custody Resources for Massachusetts

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Child Support GuidelinesSupportGuidelines.com
Child Support EmancipationIn Massachusetts, the child is emancipated when child turns 18, or when child turns 21 of child is domiciled with parent, or when child turns 23 if child is enrolled in an educational program.
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Termination of Parental Rights
Termination of Parental Rights: Massachusetts
MASSACHUSETTS
Ch. 119, § 26(4), Ch. 210, § 3(c)
Abandonment or Extreme Parental DisinterestYes
Abuse/NeglectYes
Mental Illness or DeficiencyYes
Alcohol- or Drug-induced IncapacityYes
Felony Conviction/ IncarcerationYes
Failure of Reasonable EffortsYes
Sexual AbuseYes
Abuse/Neglect or Loss of Rights of Another ChildYes
Failure to Maintain ContactYes
Failure to Provide SupportYes
Failure to Establish Paternity 
Child Judged in Need of Services/DependentYes
Child's Best InterestYes
Child in care 15 of 22 months (or less)Yes
Felony assault of child or siblingYes
Murder/Manslaughter of sibling childYes
Other Grounds• Child has formed strong, positive bond with substitute caretaker

Massachusetts Parenting PlansParenting Plan Kit for Massachusetts
Massachusetts Parenting
Plan Generator
Massachusetts Parenting Plan generator
Attorney Complaint InformationFiling complaints against attorneys in Massachusetts

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