About Our Firm

Attentive to the individual needs of each client, our legal team is devoted to resolving your family law issues, from divorce to child custody. As a specialized firm, we thoroughly understand the laws of Massachusetts regarding family law, grandparent and parent rights, and custody. We stay up-to-date with ongoing changes in family law and can help with modifications to your current or past cases in light of the newest laws. Your case is important to us and we will work with you before, during, and after your case to make sure you are satisfied, as well as to make plans for the next step if necessary.

We are dedicated to assisting litigants and their families as they embark on a very difficult time in their lives and strive to keep the process streamlined and fair.



Managing Attorney with practice experience in the area of family law since 2001.  The focus of the practice has been to work effectively with the challenges that go along with divorce and custody cases.  Over the years, the practice has evolved with the changes in the law by continuously taking part in educational opportunities, and with constant contact with court personnel, including judges, and colleagues.   Attorney Ryder is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, a Member of the Middlesex Probate Bar Association, a Court Appointed Mediator and Conciliator.


Attorney Phelps joined the practice in 2012 and has proved to be an effective and compassionate addition to the practice.  He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and a Member of the Middlesex Probate Bar Association.

Ryder & Phelps, P.C. ~ 4 Lan Drive, Suite 110, Westford, MA 01886

Phone: (978) 957-7000 ~ Fax: (978) 957-8000

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