Practice Areas

When it comes to estate planning, probate, tax and family law, choosing an experienced attorney is the most important decision you will make. At Rico, Murphy & Diamond LLP, in Needham and Millis, Massachusetts, we have the knowledge and experience needed to pursue your goals and protect your financial interests. We handle a variety of issues including estates, taxes, probate litigation, family law and mediation.

Estate and Tax Planning

Estate Planning is one of the most important steps you can take to plan for the orderly distribution of your assets.  Your estate plan is personal to you.  At Rico, Murphy & Diamond LLP we provide tailored services to assist you in developing a customized estate plan that meets your personal goals.  We have the […]

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Family Law

Family law covers a wide range of issues, including divorce, paternity, child support, alimony, contempt actions, modification, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.  Our firm assists clients with negotiation, settlement and if necessary trial on these issues.  During the course of a case, the following may be necessary. Drafting Complaints Drafting Motions Drafting Discovery Requests Responding to […]

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Mediation

Alternative dispute resolution is becoming a popular alternative to prolonged litigation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows opposing parties to work with a neutral mediator to reach amicable resolutions to complex legal issues such as: Divorce Paternity Child support Alimony College planning Division of assets Contempt resolution The goal of mediation […]

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Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

There are many reasons couples seek to enter into a pre-nuptial (premarital) or post-nuptial agreement. Pre-nuptial Agreements Couples choosing to marry may have significant family assets they want to exclude from the marital estate or if they are an older couple entering into a second marriage they may want to protect assets for their children […]

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Estate and Trust Administration

Estate administration refers to the management and settlement of a decedent’s estate. Estate administration involves probating the decedent’s estate, gathering the assets of the estate, paying the decedent’s debts, filing any required income and/or estate tax returns, and distributing the remaining assets to the beneficiaries.  Our attorneys work with the decedent’s family to try to […]

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Probate Litigation

Probate litigation involves legal disputes about issues usually related to disability and death of a family member.  Some disputes arise during a person’s lifetime, such as differences in opinion over guardianships and conservatorships, as well as disputes over validity or proper use of powers of attorney or health care proxies.  Probate litigation can also involve the protection of […]

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