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Bristol County Child Custody Lawyer

By Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP (30+ days ago)

Child Custody Expert Lawyers Serving New Bedford, Taunton,
and Fall River

How is Child Custody Rights Determined in Massachusetts?

There are two types of child “custody” that the court deals with when ordering for the care of a child – these include “legal” custody which includes the decision making capabilities of a caretaker, and “physical” custody which deals with the day to day care of a child. Visitation refers to the time a parent who is not the “primary” caretaker spends with a child. These apply to all U.S. jurisdictions and Bristol County is no exception.
Child custody and visitation is typically the most important issue that a family law litigant and their attorney face during their divorce, annulment or paternity matter. In Massachusetts, the Probate & Family Court has exclusive original jurisdiction in ordering for the care and custody of a child stemming from divorce, annulment, and separate support cases. The probate court is empowered to make orders that are necessary to protect children while a divorce is pending, and it may also make temporary orders. Persons that may bring an action for custody include parents of the child and the next friend of the child.


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