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Massachusetts Grandparent Visitation

Visitation rights for grandparents aren't automatically granted by Massachusetts divorce courts; however, in Massachusetts divorce, grandparents have the right to petition the court for child visitation.

Massachusetts divorce courts may grant child visitation if the parents of the minor child:

  • Divorced
  • Are married but live apart
  • Have a temporary order of separate support
  • Died
  • Had the baby out of wedlock

Grandparents will be granted reasonable visitation if the Massachusetts divorce court finds the visitation would be in the best interest of the child. Visitation rights for grandparents will not be granted if the child is adopted by someone other than a stepparent.

Protect your relationship with your grandchild and learn more about visitation rights for grandparents by speaking with a local Massachusetts divorce lawyer. Find out how the Massachusetts divorce court may rule in your situation today. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Massachusetts divorce case review form.

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The above synopsis of Massachusetts divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Massachusetts divorce attorney in your area.

Massachusetts divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.