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Massachusetts Child Custody

Massachusetts child custody may be awarded to either party.  Each party's right to custody will be presumed equal absent marital misconduct. A Massachusetts Court's child custody determination will be based upon the welfare and happiness of the child. Absent a finding by the Court that joint custody is not in the best interests of the child, the Court may awarded the parties joint custody if they agree to such an arrangement. If the parties cannot agree upon a custodial arrangement and request a form of shared custody, a Massachusetts Court will require the parties to submit a shared parenting plan to the court.

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