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  • PART II REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • TITLE III DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • CHAPTER 208 DIVORCE

Section 1 - General provisions

Section 1A - Irretrievable breakdown of marriage; commencement of action; complaint accompanied by statement and dissolution agreement; procedure

Section 1B - Irretrievable breakdown of marriage; commencement of action; waiting period; unaccompanied complaint; procedure

Section 2 - Confinement for crime

Section 3 - Absence; presumption of death

Section 4 - Domicile of parties

Section 5 - Exceptions

Section 6 - Venue

Section 6A - Repealed, 1931, 426, Sec. 88

Section 6B - Filing of action; statistical report

Section 7 - Repealed, 1975, 400, Sec. 13

Section 8 - Commencement of actions

Section 8A - Repealed, 1975, 400, Sec. 15

Section 9 - Repealed, 1975, 400, Sec. 16

Section 9A - Repealed, 1922, 542, Sec. 3

Section 10 - Repealed, 1975, 400, Sec. 17

Section 11 - Ex parte hearing; allowance or denial of motion to insert name of third person

Section 12 - Spouse’s property; attachment

Section 13 - Attachment; manner

Section 14 - Attachments; laws applicable

Section 15 - Mentally ill defendant; appointment and compensation of guardian

Section 16 - Investigation of divorce case

Section 17 - Pendency of action; allowance; alimony

Section 18 - Pendency of action for divorce; protection of personal liberty of spouse; restraint orders authorized

Section 19 - Pendency of action for divorce; custody of children

Section 20 - Continuance of action; temporary separation

Section 20A - Judgment denying divorce; living apart for justifiable cause; authorization

Section 21 - Divorce judgments; entry

Section 22 - Desertion; proof

Section 23 - Resumption of former name by woman

Section 24 - Divorced parties; remarriage

Section 24A - Certificate of divorce; contents

Section 25 - Divorce for adultery of wife; legitimacy of issue

Section 26 - Repealed, 1949, 76, Sec. 1

Section 27 - Curtesy or dower after divorce

Section 28 - Children; care, custody and maintenance; child support obligations; provisions for education and health insurance; parents convicted of first degree murder

Section 28A - Temporary care; custody and maintenance of minor children

Section 29 - Minor children; foreign divorces, care and custody

Section 30 - Minor children; removal from commonwealth; prohibition

Section 31 - Custody of children; shared custody plans

Section 31A - Visitation and custody orders; consideration of abuse toward parent or child; best interest of child

Section 32 - Child; bringing before court; writ of habeas corpus

Section 33 - Jurisdiction; procedure

Section 34 - Alimony or assignment of estate; determination of amount; health insurance

Section 34A - Alimony judgment ordering conveyance; effect

Section 34B - Order to vacate marital home

Section 34C - Orders to vacate marital home and orders of restraint; notice to law enforcement agencies; procedures; violations

Section 34D - Request for restraining order or order to vacate marital home; information provided to petitioner upon filing; domestic violence record search; outstanding warrants

Section 35 - Alimony; enforcement

Section 36 - Security for payment of alimony or support; enforcement of judgments or orders

Section 36A - Continuing jurisdiction to enforce alimony, support and maintenance or child support; order for trustee process

Section 37 - Alimony; revision of judgment

Section 38 - Costs

Section 39 - Foreign divorces; validity

Section 40 - Cohabitation after divorce

Section 41 - Personation

Section 42 - Procurement of unlawful divorce

Section 43 - Advertisement to procure divorce

Section 44 - Certificate of divorce; unlawful issuance

Section 45 - Criminal offenses; notice to district attorney

Section 46 - Statistical reports; additional information

Section 47 - Repealed, 1976, 486, Sec. 23

Section 48 - Definitions applicable to Secs. 49 to 55

Section 49 - Termination, suspension or modification of general term alimony

Section 50 - Termination, extension or modification of rehabilitative alimony

Section 51 - Termination of reimbursement alimony; modification; applicability of income guidelines

Section 52 - Termination of transitional alimony; modification or extension

Section 53 - Determination of form, amount and duration of alimony; maximum amount; income calculation; deviations; concurrent child support orders

Section 54 - Remarriage of payor; income from second job or overtime work

Section 55 - Reasonable security for alimony in event of payor’s death; orders to maintain life insurance; modification of orders