Ruthanne Withers

Ruthanne Withers

  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Massachusetts
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An associate with the firm and focuses her practice on domestic relations matters, including divorce, custody, child support, contempt, and modification cases. Attorney Withers graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2000 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature. After graduation she worked for two years as a litigation paralegal for a Washington, D.C., personal injury firm. She graduated with her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005 where she participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic. From 2005 through 2013 she was employed as a Staff Attorney at Community Legal Aid specializing in family law and domestic violence law. From January through June, 2010, Attorney Withers worked as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School, where she supervised three law students and co-instructed a family law course as part of the Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinics at the university's Legal Services Center. Attorney Withers has served for four years on the Board of Directors of New Hope, Inc., an Attleboro-based domestic violence agency. She also volunteers with the Women’s Bar Foundation as a mentor for newer attorneys handling pro bono family law cases. In addition, she volunteers for Senior Partners for Justice, a non-profit agency whose lawyers represent low-income individuals on a pro bono basis in a variety of legal matters. Attorney Withers is certified in Limited Assistance Representation ("LAR") in the Probate and Family Court Department. She handles cases for full representation, in a limited fashion through LAR, and on a reduced-fee basis for individuals who are financially eligible. Attorney Withers was named as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's 2014 Excellence in the Law event.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Staff Attorney
Community Legal Aid
Clinical Instructor
Harvard Law School
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. (2005)
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Excellence in the Law - "Up and Coming Lawyer"
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations
New Hope, Inc.
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Women’s Bar Foundation
Member / Mentor
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Articles & Publications
Legal Standard Used in Child Support Modification Cases
Boston Bar Journal
Limited Assistance Representation ("LAR")
Massachusetts Trial Courts
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703
Telephone: (508) 222-0002
Fax: (508) 222-9095
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