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  • PART II REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • TITLE III DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • CHAPTER 209B MASSACHUSETTS CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ACT

Section 1 - Definitions

Section 2 - Jurisdiction

Section 3 - Affidavits; contents; amendment; examination under oath; disclosure of addresses

Section 4 - Parties; joinder; service of process

Section 5 - Notice and opportunity to be heard; proper parties

Section 6 - Notice; nonresidents; proof of service

Section 7 - Jurisdiction; determination of appropriate forum; factors

Section 8 - Personal appearance before court; expenses

Section 9 - Testimony of witnesses outside state

Section 10 - Foreign courts; evidentiary hearings; transfer of information; orders to appear within state; expenses

Section 11 - Custody proceedings in foreign courts; evidentiary hearings within state; transfer of information; orders to appear in foreign court; expenses

Section 12 - Custody judgment of foreign state; filing within state; enforcement of judgment within state; expenses

Section 13 - Preservation of record; time; copies

Section 14 - International custody determinations; recognition