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Same Sex Pre-nuptial Agreements

The Marriage Equality Act effective on June 24, 2011 makes it legal for same sex couples to marry in New York State. The parties may need a prenuptial agreement and Mr. Rudder is an expert in advising clients regarding these agreements and proposes provisions to protect his clients’ best interests should a marriage dissolve.

Paul Rudder has represented gay and lesbian couples and clients for many years and can guide his clients through drafting and reviewing of prenuptial agreements. Earlier in his career he was trial council to the NYC Commission on Human Rights and prosecuted the first NYC case in which sex discrimination impacting access to a public accommodation was at issue. Sensible prenuptial agreement may be invaluable in outlining what will happen with property and assets in the event of a divorce.

Special instruction is essential as the status of the marriage residence must be considered ( i.e. status of residence). These discussions are typically very uncomfortable and require sensitivity, proper representation and counsel to achieve agreements acceptable to both parties. Drafting a legally sound and sensible prenuptial agreement may be appropriate as a means to avoid a potential subsequent conflict over property and assets in the event of a divorce.

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To speak with our matrimonial law attorney about setting up a same sex pre-nuptial agreement, please contact NYC attorney Paul Rudder ESQ at 212 826-9900. Mr. Rudder's practice is based in NYC area with an office conveniently located in Manhattan.

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Paul Rudder ESQ was one of the main presen-
ters and a panelist at St John's University Law School all day course titled "THE COURT IS IN SESSION: PSYCHOLOGISTS ON THE STAND - A CASE OF A CHILD CUSTODY EVALUA TION" on September 30 2012.

The program presented the issues and concerns in the stages through time in child custody, general issues related to all aspects of the child custody dispute and adjudication, common errors made by professionals, legal challenges likely to be faced, ethical and licensing issues likely to emerge, etc.

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  • "Paul Rudder is amazing person and a great lawyer. He has a heart but also great legal skills. He took me through a brutal experience with very good results. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a divorce attorney"

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  • "I came to see Mr. Rudder at the suggestion of my accountant. I got served with divorce papers and did not know who to turn to. From the moment I stepped into his office, I felt like someone had my back and I was going to be OK. He is not just a lawyer, he is a counselor at law which what a divorce lawyer should be, this is a very personal, emotional experience."

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  • "I needed a divorce and there was a lot at stake, significant assets and 2 kids. The divorce was not going to be friendly. There was a lot of hostility between and my now ex-wife. Paul Rudder did everything to avoid heavy litigation, tried to settle and negotiate as much as he could. Eventually we did go to court and this man knows how to try a case. I was very satisfied with the outcome."

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  • "I was about to get married and needed a pre-nuptial agreement. I was recommended Paul Rudder by a friend who used him for his. This is a very difficult and sensitive matter and he really helped me understand and identify my rights, goals as well a fairness to my soon to be wife."

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Paul E. Rudder, ESQ - Divorce Lawyer NYC
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New York, NY 10022

T: 212 826-9900
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"Top Lawyer" in Family and Divorce Law in New York Times Super Lawyers Section for (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

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