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Posts Categorized: Paternity

Difference Between Parentage Actions and Custody/Visitation Actions in Massachusetts

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Parentage and Custody Proceedings in Massachusetts Probate Courts What is the Difference between a Complaint for Custody of Children and Complaint to Establish Parentage? M.G.L. c. 209 provides for voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. Paternity actions are filed in the probate court where the child and at least one parent live and the burden of proof in such case is by “clear… READ MORE