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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3-314: Limited immunity of petitioner

Section 3–314. Limited immunity of petitioner.

(a) Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding under this chapter before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.

(b) A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in the commonwealth to participate in a proceeding under this chapter.

(c) The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this chapter committed by a party while physically present in the commonwealth to participate in the proceeding.