Who We Are

MAGAL is a professional organization of mental health professionals, attorneys, family service officers, judges, and academics who work in and with the Probate and Family Courts that are charged with resolving disputes over the custody of children. 


Members of MAGAL include judges, attorneys, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, visitation supervisors and family service officers. Membership, is by application, subject to board approval, is open to professionals with a practice or interest in child custody. 


Our mission is primarily one of education.  First and foremost, we educate our members about legal and clinical best practices.

Save the Date!




June 29, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

MAGAL Members are invited to attend the

Annual Meeting and complimentary reception at the

Wellesley Country Club

Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, with a cash bar, in the Ballroom and outdoor terrace.

Hon. John J. Casey, Chief, Probate and Family Court


Denise Fitzgerald, Esq.

Manager of Legal Research Services

Probate and Family Court

We have all experienced two years of Covid isolation.

MAGAL wants to thank our loyal members for your support.

R.S.V.P. here by June 18, 2022

ongoing Activities

Every Other Friday at 1pm

Every other Friday at 1pm we host a zoom called the PC Discussion Group.  Click the link below to join.

PC Discussion Group - Every other Friday at 1pm

(Membership in either MAGAL or AFCC-MA is required to join meetings.)

MAGAL and MAGAL/AFCC Zoom Open Discussion Meetings 

Wednesdays at noon

Every Wednesday at noon we host a zoom discussion called the GAL discussion group. Click the link below to join.

GAL Discussion Group - Wednesdays at Noon

(Membership in either MAGAL or AFCC-MA is required to join meetings.)

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Masschusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, Inc.

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Franklin, MA  02038

(781) 329-9729

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