Joseph D. Roche

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Worcester, MA

Army & Roche, LLC
 | 120 Front St, 8th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-761-1858
Fax: 508-916-2488
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    An attorney at Army & Roche, LLC, Joseph D. Roche divides his practice among family law matters, estate planning and administration, and probate and trust litigation. He works out of his firm’s office in Worcester, Massachusetts, and he provides representation to clients throughout the central and eastern portions of the Commonwealth. As an undergraduate, Mr. Roche attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and he majored in political science and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. He then enrolled at Suffolk University Law School, and in 2008, he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude.

    Mr. Roche has extensive experience in a wide variety of family law cases. Many of his clients are facing the end of their marriages, and he works with them on issues such as child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and property division. When it is possible, Mr. Roche assists them in negotiating a comprehensive settlement agreement, but in situations where talks have broken down and litigation becomes necessary, he represents their interests in court. His other family law matters have included the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements and the obtaining of modifications to or the enforcement of existing parenting and support court orders.

    Apart from his family law practice, Mr. Roche assists people who are planning for the disposition of their estate by his preparation and review of wills, revocable and living trusts, advance medical directives, and financial and health care powers of attorney. He guides heirs and beneficiaries through the probate process, and he has handled litigation involving executors and trustees. A member of the Worcester County Bar Association, Mr. Roche has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 2008.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%Family Law
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Appeals

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    About Joseph Roche

    Admitted: 2008, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://www.armyandroche.com/joseph-roche

    Honors/Awards:

    • National Family Law Institute’s “Client Satisfaction” award
    • Thompson-Reuters “Rising Star”

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Elected Member, Town of Paxton’s Zoning Board of Appeals

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • In 2014, Attorney Roche helped author a guide for the National Business Law Institute, called "Divorce Law Guide from A to Z."  Attorney Roche was also a featured lecturer for that program, which is available as an on-demand MP3 download., Author and Lecturer, Divorce Law A to Z, National Business Law Institute, 2014
    • In 2016, Attorney Roche helped author course material for the National Business Law Institute, for a program called "Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets."  Attorney Roche was also a featured lecturer for that program, which is available as an on-demand MP3 download., Author and Lecturer, Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets, National Business Law Institute, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • University of Massachusetts- Amherst
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    Office Location for Joseph D. Roche

    120 Front St
    8th Floor
    Worcester, MA 01608

    Phone: 508-761-1858

    Fax: 508-916-2488

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    Last Updated: 10/23/2020

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