Documents to file with this petition
- Affidavit of Care and Custody. This form is also available at the courthouse.
- If there has been a judgment of paternity, file a copy of the judgment/order.
- An affidavit describing how the grandparent(s) are involved with the grandchild(ren) and what their relationship is like, and a description of how the children will be negatively impacted if there is no visitation.
- Lawyers must file a Uniform Counsel Certification.
There is no filing fee for this petition.
Service of petition
Follow Massachusetts Rules of Domestic Relations Procedure Rule 4 to serve the petition on the respondents.