Ryder & Phelps, P.C. is a premier law firm with locations in Westford and Boston, Massachusetts specializing in matters of family law.  Attentive to the individual needs of each client, our legal team is devoted to resolving your complex family law issues, from divorce to child custody.

Attorney Ryder has been named a Super Lawyer in the Massachusetts and New England’s Super Lawyer/Boston Magazine for 2019 and 2020. Both Attorney Ryder and Attorney Phelps work with the Judges in the Probate and Family Courts throughout the state as appointed Guardians Ad Litem and special masters. 

We practice a holistic approach to handling divorce matters. The important financial and emotional issues that arise during this time are competently managed from beginning to end. It is our focus to ensure that our clients receive expert advice and solid counseling so that post-divorce they are in the best possible position for future success and happiness.

Attorney Kathleen P. Ryder

Attorney Phelps- Avvo Client’s Choice Award 2020!

Update on COVID-19:

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. We want to share predicted operations at our offices during this time. Our top priority is to keep our staff as well as our clients safe.

The Supreme Judicial Court updated order regarding court operations indicates that until at least September 1st, all courts of the Commonwealth will be open to conduct court business, but courthouses will continue to be closed to the general public, except where entry is required to addressed emergency matters that cannot be handled virtually. During this time, the court staff continues to be available to accept filings of new cases, pleadings, and offer dates for future hearings. In addition, the court has expanded it’s ability to accept most filings by e-file.

Here in our offices, we continue to provide service to our clients via telephone, conference calls and zoom meetings. We also continue to schedule new consultations and meet with perspective clients in a number of creative ways including in-person meetings.

We wish you all the best during this time and look forward to working with you.

-The Ryder & Phelps, P.C. Team

Our Boston Location
We are pleased to announce the opening of our second workspace in the Seaport of Boston. We look forward to serving and meeting new clients in the Boston area. To learn more about both of our locations, please click the “Contact Us” at the top of this page.
Looking Ahead
We are excited for the opening of the new Lowell Trial Court.
Just a 15 minute drive from our Westford Office, this cutting edge facility will be “a model for future energy-efficient civic buildings.”
This building will house the Superior, District, Juvenile, Housing and of course- the Family and Probate Court- for all of Middlesex County North. We look forward to serving our clients in the Middlesex County as well as all other counties across the state.

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