In making custody decisions, the rights of both parents are held to be equal, and the standard for determining which parent is to have sole physical custody is the best interest of the child. If custody is in dispute, the court generally appoints a guardian Ad litem to conduct an investigation and to report back to the court with recommendations as to which party should have custody.

In an effort to educate parents about the effects of divorce on minor children, the probate court in Massachusetts has instituted a standing order that each party to a divorce with minor children must attend an approved Parent Education Program.

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