James J. Richards

Attorney Richards

James J. Richards

Mr. Richards represents clients in divorces involving complex asset valuation, alimony, child support, child custody and marital agreements. He also handles criminal and civil matters related to family disputes in addition to complex trust and estate litigation matters. He has successfully settled and tried many complex matters in the Probate and Family Court as well as civil and criminal proceedings in jury and non-jury matters in the District and Superior Courts. He drafted the first post nuptial agreement that was held valid by the Supreme Judicial Court in Ansin v. Craven-Ansin, 457 Mass. 283 (2010).

Mr. Richards lectures on divorce and related litigation issues at colleges, law schools and continuing education programs for lawyers. He currently serves on the Probate and Family Court Bench/Bar Committee, and previously served on the Worcester County Bar Association’s Executive Committee Suffolk University Law School’s adjunct faculty.

Prior to joining Lee & Rivers LLP, Mr. Richards was a partner at Bowditch & Dewey, LLP and a name partner of Murray, Murray & Richards, LLP, where he also practiced family law. While attending law school, Mr. Richards worked at Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile in Boston. After law school, he served as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Probate and Family Court for two years in the Counties of Worcester, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk and he also served as a law clerk to former Chief Justice Sean P. Dunphy.

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