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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5-107: Protection of minors

[Text of section applicable as provided by 2012, 140, Sec. 66.]

Section 5-107. [Protection of Minors]

The court shall not appoint as guardian any person petitioning for guardianship who: (i) is currently being investigated or has charges pending for committing an assault and battery that resulted in serious bodily injury to the minor, incapacitated or protected person; or (ii) is currently being investigated or has charges pending for neglect of the minor, incapacitated or protected person. The court shall terminate a guardianship appointed under this section if, upon petition, it is established that the guardian is: (i) currently being investigated or has charges pending for committing an assault and battery that resulted in serious bodily injury to the minor, incapacitated or protected person; or (ii) is currently being investigated or has charges pending for neglect of the minor, incapacitated or protected person.