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Michael L. Rich

Law Office of Michael L. Rich

Attorney Michael Rich is the founder and owner of Law Office of Michael L. Rich, a law firm in Arlington, MA. As a lawyer in Arlington, Massachusetts, attorney Rich serves Middlesex County, as well as clients throughout Massachusetts.

Contact Information
Phone
: 7813731582
Fax : 3393687662
Areas of Practice
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Criminal Defense
  • Education
  • Family Law
Admitted to Practice Law
  • Massachusetts 1979
Education
College
: City College of the City University of New York
Law School : Northeastern University School of Law
Graduated : 1979
Biographical Information

I represent parents or children in the following types of cases:

  • Accusations of Abuse or Neglect of children
  • Care & Protection cases in the juvenile and district courts
  • Termination of parental rights in the juvenile, district and probate and family courts
  • Department of Children and Families (DCF, formerly DSS) Investigations (51As) and Fair Hearings
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianships of minors
  • Child support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Paternity

I have also handled many cases involving Education & Government Benefits, such as the following:

  • Ensuring that the needs of special education students are met (i.e. 766, IDEA and 504 for elementary, middle and high school students)
  • School discipline: CHINS, Truancy, manifestation hearings, positive behavioral plans, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions
  • Home schooling
  • Student rights violations (for elementary, middle and high school students, not preschool or post secondary students)

I offer consultation, advice and training to staff and volunteers of non-profit and other entities which work with children and families in areas involving policies and procedures for risk assessment and reduction.

This includes the following:

  • Safe practices planning and implementation
  • Mandatory Reporting of injured or neglected children (51As)
  • Liability risk reduction

Law Office of Michael L. Rich
Contact Information
Phone
: 781 641-3472
Fax : 781-641-2214
Office Location

74 Newport Street
Arlington, Massachusetts 02476

Firm Overview
I have dedicated my practice and my life to helping families in their most desperate situations. First, I am a family man and a parent. I understand intimately the difficulty in dealing with such stressful situations. However, I advocate strongly on behalf of clients, always treating them with respect and dignity. Many lawyers (even Family or Domestic Relations lawyers) do not practice in the areas of law listed below. That is because these types of cases are often difficult and require familiarity with subject matter and agencies that do not come into play in an ordinary divorce or parent-versus-parent custody case. Although difficult, I have grown to enjoy helping families in this capacity.

Practice Areas:
Accusations of Abuse or Neglect of children, Care & Protection cases in the juvenile and district courts, Termination of parental rights in the juvenile and probate and family courts, Department of Children and Families (DCF formerly DSS), Investigations (51As) and Fair Hearings, Adoptions, Guardianships of minors, Child support, Custody & Visitation, Paternity, Education, Special Education, 766, IDEA, 504, School discipline, CHINS, Truancy, Manifestation Hearings, Suspensions, Exclusions, Expulsions, Home schooling

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