Massachusetts legislation about infant custody and time that is parenting
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MGL c. 208, § 28 Care, custody and maintenanceMGL c. 208, § 28A Temporary careMGL c. 208, § 29 Minor kids, international divorcesMGL c. 208, § 30 elimination of son or daughter from stateMGL c. 208, § 31 Shared custodyMGL c. 208, § 31A Consideration of abuseMGL c. 208, § 32 Bringing child before courtMGL c. 209, § 38 Visitation and custody purchases; consideration of punishment toward moms and dad or son or daughter; interest that is best of childMGL c. 209B Uniform infant custody Jurisdiction ActMGL c. 209C, § 10 Award of custody; requirements. Just before or within the lack of an adjudication or voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, the caretaker shall have custody of a kid created away from wedlock.
A.H. V. M.P., 447 Mass. 828 (2006) a girl whom never ever adopted the kid of her same-sex partner, « although she had been well alert to the necessity of doing this, » and had not been the principal caretaker for the youngster, failed to have a right in law to parenting time or a help contract as being a « de facto moms and dad. » Further, the court declined to consider a « parent by estoppel, » concept as defined within the ALI Principles of this statutory Law of Family Dissolution § 2.03 (2002). Saying, to some extent, « the moms and dad by estoppel concept is a many intrusion that is dramatic the liberties of healthy parents to look after the youngster because they see fit. » and « parent by estoppel status is most suitable where « adoption is certainly not legitimately available or feasible. « »