Michael Riccardi, msrinteractive, msr interactive, web design, web developer, web development
SCOTT
Michael Riccardi, msrinteractive, msr interactive, web design, web developer, web development Michael Riccardi, msrinteractive, msr interactive, web design, web developer, web development Michael Riccardi, msrinteractive, msr interactive, web design, web developer, web development

SCOTTRICHARDS

*Attorney at Law

Michael Riccardi, msrinteractive, msr interactive, web design, web developer, web development

ABOUT ME

Our lawyers work closely together and benefit from being able to draw on each others respective strengths and expertise. We strive to provide responsive client care and fresh thinking with the focus on keeping our clients’ needs at the forefront of everything we do.

  • Date of birth
    June 26th 1981
  • Languages
    English, German, French, Spanish
  • Hobbies
    Golf, Puzzles, Yoga, Chess
  • Website
Fresh Thinking. Effective Representation.
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WHAT WE DO

We are family lawyers. We take pride in providing specialized advice in all areas of family law. We take a supportive approach, keeping you at the centre of the process and ensuring the interests of you and your family are at the forefront of our minds. Whether your divorce is amicable or loaded with potential pitfalls, we have the skills necessary to guide you through it and help you manage the stress.


Testimonials

I converted an old RV into a meth lab because I couldn't afford medical bills. Scott and his team got me aquitted on ALL CHARGES. They even found me a role in a hit TV drama afterwards!

Walter White

The evidence was stacked against me. Internet Memes everywhere assumed I was guilty. People were coming forward saying that I gave them hush money and everything. It's a miracle, but thanks to Scott, I'm not in jail right now.

Bill Cosby

Let's just say that I'm the type of guy that gets himself into a lot of sticky situations. Scott is always there to keep me out of harm's way.

Raymond Reddington

Michael Riccardi, msrinteractive, msr interactive, web design, web developer, web development

EXPERIENCE

Law Firm Owner

2010 to present

In 2010 Scott set out to start his own firm. He chose some fantastic partners and staff, and together they have been doing the most good, helping families and individuals with their legal battles, and decisions.

Legal Aid Consortium - Non Profit

2004-2010

After passing the board Scott accepted a invitation to work for a non profit organization that provides legal aid to those less fortunate that are unable to afford representation.


EDUCATION

University of Connecticut School of Law

1999-2003

Graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA

Michael Riccardi, msrinteractive, msr interactive, web design, web developer, web development

FAQ

I am getting divorced. Do I need an attorney?

It ordinarily is a good idea to consult with a lawyer about major life events or changes, such as a divorce. S/he will protect your rights, as well as the rights of your children. S/he keeps current with the laws in your state concerning marriage, divorce, marital property, child custody and visitation, and family support.


What are the legal grounds for obtaining a divorce?

The grounds for divorce depend on the state, and may be based on no-fault or fault. A no-fault divorce is available in some form in all 50 states; many states also have fault-based grounds as an additional option. A no-fault divorce is one in which neither the husband nor the wife officially blames the other for the breakdown of the marriage. Common bases for no-fault divorce are "irreconcilable differences," "irretrievable breakdown" or "incompatibility." Another common basis for no-fault divorce is that the parties have lived separately for a certain period of time (varies from state to state) with the intent that the separation be permanent. The list of grounds for a fault-based divorce may include: adultery, physical cruelty, mental cruelty, attempted murder, desertion, habitual drunkenness, use of addictive drugs, insanity, impotency, and infection of one’s spouse with venereal disease.
Source: Atkinson, Jeff, The American Bar Association Guide to Family Law, 1996.


Who determines how assets are divided in a divorce?

Generally, spouses are free to divide their property as they see fit in what is called a "marital settlement agreement," which is a contract between the husband and the wife that divides property and debts and resolves other issues of the divorce. Although many divorces begin with a high level of acrimony, a substantial majority are settled without the need for a judge to decide property or other issues. However, if the division of property cannot be settled, then the court must make the determination. Laws vary from state to state. As a starting point, many states allow both parties to keep their "nonmarital" or "separate" property. In dividing marital or community property, the laws vary from state to state. Some states are community property states. Some states, such as California, believe that marital property should be divided equally unless a premarital agreement specifies otherwise. Most states, however, apply the concept of "equitable distribution," which means the court divides the marital property as it thinks fair. That division may be 50-50 or something else. Some of the factors considered include: the amount of nomarital property each spouse has; each spouse’s earning power; services as a homemaker; waste and dissipation; fault; duration of the marriage; and age and health of the parties.
Source: Atkinson, Jeff, The American Bar Association Guide to Family Law, 1996.


How do courts determine who gets custody of children in a divorce?

If the parents cannot agree on custody of their child, the courts decide custody based on "the best interests of the child." Determining the child’s best interests involves many factors, no one of which is the most important factor.


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