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Families and Children

CLA's Families and Children Unit provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence primarily in the field of domestic relations law. Such cases involve restraining orders, divorce, paternity, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property division and health insurance.  Representation is also provided for relocation, including filing name change petitions in appropriate situations.

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Important Information

To be eligible for free legal assistance from CLA, generally you must:

  • Be low-income, or aged 60 or older;
  • Live in central or western Massachusetts;
  • Have a civil (non-criminal) legal issue relating to one of the areas of law listed on the left.