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Divorce Lawyer NYC - Paul E Rudder, Esq


Marriage can be one of the biggest blessings a person experiences and it can bring great joy to many. Of course, making a "lifelong promise" to another person is a major decision, and while we all hope for the best, we cannot predict the future. Sometimes a marriage needs to come to an end. For many people, divorce becomes their chosen path, because separation is not "final". Not all divorces are contested. Many can end in a more amicable manner.

Uncontested divorce is one such option many individuals pursue to handle their divorce in New York. The uncontested divorce process is generally less stressful and less complicated with the assistance of an experienced uncontested divorce lawyer in NYC.

Paul E Rudder, Esq. has over 30 years of experience in divorce and family law. Mr. Rudder is committed to providing clients with the highest level of service. All legal aspects of your divorce will be handled personally. Call (212) 826-9900 now to schedule a consultation.

What Is An Uncontested Divorce in NY?

Uncontested divorce is one where you and your spouse can agree on all terms of a divorce. Both parties negotiate the terms of the divorce without undergoing any court proceedings. Your uncontested divorce attorney will handle all the details, prepare the needed New York State forms and represent you.

If you and your spouse have no property, assets or debts which have been accumulated during the marriage and there is no minor aged child or children born to the parties, then the divorce process is relatively simple. By preparing and processing a variety of documents, your lawyer can file the package with the court, pay the filing fees and then, in due course (approximately 6 months after the full filing), the attorney prepared Findings & Judgment is signed by the Judge, filed with the County Clerk and available for release to the parties.

If there are assets and minor aged child or children, the parties must cooperate and agree on key issues with one another and avoid conflict. The attorney selected and retained may only represent one party and may not be allowed to give advice or counsel to the other party. This constitutes an uncontested divorce.

In order to qualify for an uncontested divorce, both parties must be in agreement on all issues, including child custody and support, division of property and spousal support. Additionally your spouse must not contest the divorce once served.

Contact A Highly Rated NYC Uncontested Divorce Attorney Today!

Paul E Rudder, Esq. is a thorough, well-recognized New York City uncontested divorce lawyer with over 30 years of legal experience. Based in Manhattan, Mr. Rudder's practice has been accepted to The National Advocates: Top 100.

Mr. Rudder is recognized as one of the top divorce lawyers in the United States and is committed to providing clients with the highest level of service. Paul E. Rudder can help make the dissolution of your marriage as easy and stress-free as possible.

Call (212) 826-9900 now to arrange a consultation.

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What our customers are saying..


  • "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"

    Debra W.

  • "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."

    Anita M

  • "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."

    Bill A.

  • "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."

    Alex F.


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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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Awards and Distinctions

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

"Awarded an AV rating (it's highest) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Service Law directory