Should Children be Allowed to Testify in a Divorce Case?

A judge in a recent high-profile case said no. Whether children should be allowed to testify in a divorce case is a common question and concern for parents who want the child(ren) to have a voice.  There are numerous concerns when children are involved in litigation between their parents, including emotional damage from having to testify in court or choose between parents.

In an effort to protect the children while determining what is in their best interest, Massachusetts has a variety of other options to ensure that the child’s side is heard and considered, but the child is kept out of the courtroom – including GAL investigations, probation investigations, and the ARC program. Make sure to consider all your options so you can make the best decision for your family.

Consult with one of our skilled attorneys to determine the best steps for you if in the midst of a custody dispute. Contact us today.

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