Massachusetts

This page provides a breakdown of all major developments and right to counsel law that the NCCRC knows for this state, sorted by subject area. Click on either tab below to see the aspect it describes.

Subject Area Status
Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Accused Parents categorical
Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children categorical
Adult Protective Proceedings - Protected Person (incomplete) categorical
All Basic Human Needs
Benefits - Claimant
Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor (Pre-Dobbs) categorical
Child Support Establishment
Civil Contempt in Family Court
Civil Commitment categorical
Forfeiture (incomplete)
Consumer or Other Debt
Custody Disputes - Parents qualified
Custody Disputes - Children qualified
Divorce discretionary
Domestic Violence - Accused Person
Domestic Violence - Alleged Victim
Education - Special Education
Employment Discrimination
Guardianship/Conservatorship of Children - Child (incomplete)
Guardianship/Conservatorship of Children - Parent (incomplete)
Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person qualified
Health Care Access
Housing - Discrimination
Housing - Evictions qualified
Housing - General
Immigration
Issues Related to Incarcerated People
Incarceration for Fees/Fines (incomplete) categorical
Involuntary Medical Treatment (incomplete) categorical
Paternity - Defendant/Respondent discretionary
Paternity - Petitioner or Child discretionary
Quarantine/Isolation qualified
Sexually Dangerous Persons - Commitment categorical
Sexually Dangerous Persons - Registration/Notification categorical
Sterilization
Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Children categorical
Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Children categorical
Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Birth Parents categorical
Termination of Parental Rights (State) - Birth Parents categorical
Truancy - Petition Against Child categorical

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