As difficult as divorce is when dealing with immigration matters, child custody in Massachusetts may be even more contentious. The general principle concerning child custody was best stated in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Troxel v Granville.
“The interest of the parent in the kid’s upbringing is of highest importance. Therefore, a person’s immigration status is never the only factor which is taken into account when deciding whether or not he/she can get child custody.”
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