If you’re anticipating – or are already involved in – a complicated, high-conflict or downright vicious divorce, you want Attorney Alexandra Riley on your side.
Attorney Riley spent several years as a guardian ad litem, a court-appointed advocate for children in families where there are disputes over custody and visitation, or allegations of drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and mental health issues.
“I’ve seen some really nasty cases,” Attorney Riley said. She also has seen the games some people play and the lies they say to make the other side look bad in court. “My job was to untangle everything – to sort through the lies and expose the truth.”
She is now putting that experience to use helping men and women involved in tough divorce and family law cases: Allegations of abuse or neglect? She’ll help you prove them if they’re true, or help you expose them as lies if they’re not. Custody and visitation battles? She knows what the courts are looking for, and she’ll help you fight for what’s in the best interest of your child. Disagreements about finances and division of property? She’ll aggressively advocate on your behalf, whether at the bargaining table or before a judge, to help make sure you get your fair share.
Attorney Riley also has experience with military divorces, both personally and professionally. She is a mother with two young children and lived through three overseas deployments before seeking an amicable divorce from her husband in the U.S. Army. She was actively involved with the Family Readiness Group of Alpha Company 1st 181st IN Family Readiness Group, providing support to military spouses and children of deployed soldiers. She’s helped provide education and support to families dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic violence and other physical and emotional issues.
As an attorney, she represents men and women, those serving and those at home, seeking military divorces. She knows the unique requirements and procedures involved, especially when one spouse is out of state or even out of the country. She even has some experience with international law, having represented a woman who was sexually assaulted while visiting Egypt.
In addition to divorce and family law matters, Attorney Riley also handles criminal cases. She studied criminal justice before pursuing her legal degree, and she worked in the county prosecutor’s office in Manchester, NH, before serving as a guardian ad litem. In addition, she has run support groups and provided crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults.
Alexandra Riley is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, MA. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and in the U.S. District Court.