See G.L. c. 119, Section 39D

The following must be filed with this petition:

Affidavit of Care and Custody (form available at the courthouse)

If respondent father has been adjudicated in another court, a copy of the judgment/order must be filed.

Affidavit describing nature of involvement and relationship between grandparent(s)and grandchild(ren), and description of harm child(ren) will suffer if visitation is not ordered.

No filing fee is required.


Service of petition on respondents is to be made in accordance with Massachusetts Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure Rule 4

Attorneys are required to file Uniform Counsel Certification

Form pdf format of Uniform Counsel Certification | Instructions

Instructions pdf format of Ins Petition for Grandparents Visitation