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Leonce (Lee) A. Richard III is a 30+ year attorney whose practice focuses exclusively on all aspects of family law:

  • Complex divorce cases
  • Valuation and division of businesses and professional practices
  • Division of stock grants, options and retirement plans
  • Determinations of sole and separate versus community property
  • Child custody (legal decision making and parenting time)
  • Financial support (spousal maintenance and child support)
  • Grand parent and third-party visitation and guardianship
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce modification and enforcement
  • Appeals to both the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court

Mr. Richard also has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting premarital agreements and cohabitation agreements for clients who want to protect their rights and assets from unintended consequences arising from living as a married or unmarried couple.

Mr. Richard has been a Certified Specialist in Family Law for the past 17 years and named Lawyer of the Year – Family Law for 2019 by Best Lawyers of America. He has consistently been honored over the years by Best Lawyers of America and Southwest Super Lawyers as an outstanding family law attorney. He is currently the President of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the premier national organization for top-tier family law attorneys and is a frequent speaker on family matters.

Contact & Links
  • 1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1400
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • The University of Arizona, J.D., graduated 1986

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

172 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Family Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Family Law, Phoenix (2019)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Family Law

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Basic Concepts and Precepts of Child Custody

by Leonce A. Richard

The result is one of the most emotional and traumatic issues in family law: child custody.

Child Custody

Spousal Maintenance and the Retirement Age Spouse

by Leonce A. Richard

The limited goal of preserving a spouse’s “nest egg” prior to retirement is simply to make sure that he or she has retirement assets to use at retirement.

Spousal Maintenance

Premarital Agreements: More than just a Divorce Document

by Leonce A. Richard

Drafting a premarital agreement should instead focus on a collaborative effort of two people coming together to create a “life plan” with regard to forming a lifetime partnership.

Premarital Agreements

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