Massachusetts Divorce Cases / Domestic Violence

On this page we are compiling links to the full text of important Massachusetts Appellate Cases on Family Law and Divorce decided by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

These cases are for educational purpose only and should not be used for any official or legal purpose. Please consult official reports. Below you will be able to search for Massachusetts Appeals Court Slip Opinions and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Slip Opinions relating to Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence Cases in Massachusetts


103 Mass. App. Ct. 452 November 2, 2022 – October 6, 2023 Court Below: Suffolk Superior Court Present: Rubin, Englander, & Hand, JJ.   No. 22-P-35. Department of Children & Families, Registry of alleged perpetrators. Child Abuse. Administrative Law, Administrative Procedure Act, Decision, Hearing, Judicial review, Standard of proof, Substantial evidence, Failure to raise issue before agency. Due Process of

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102 Mass. App. Ct. 901 June 14, 2023 Nos. 22-P-967 & 22-P-968. Civil Harassment. Harassment Prevention. Protective Order. The defendant challenges two orders of the Boston Municipal Court issued in separate cases on behalf of different plaintiffs (a husband and wife). The orders extended for approximately six months harassment prevention orders previously issued pursuant to G. L. c. 258E. We

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S.J. vs. T.S.

103 Mass. App. Ct. 166 May 15, 2023 – August 28, 2023 Court Below: District Court, Newton Division Present: Sacks, Shin, & D’Angelo, JJ. No. 22-P-944. No. 22-P-944. Abuse Prevention. Protective Order. Practice, Civil, Motion to dismiss. Words, “Household members.” A District Court judge erred in extending an abuse prevention order obtained against a college student by the student’s roommate,

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