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    Paul E Rudder, Esq. is a top-rated and highly regarded divorce lawyer in New York City, dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation to clients for over 30 years. He has been selected as the “Top Lawyer” in the Divorce Law field from 2007 to present by the New York Times Super Lawyers Section. He recently received the 2024 Martindale Hubbell Award with an AV Preeminent Attorney Rating for “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.” He was also appointed to the New York City Bar Association Matrimonial Committee as of August 2015. He has a top rating on AVVO.com in the divorce category. Our divorce law firm office is located in Midtown Manhattan, offering assistance with both contested divorce and uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, and family/child law assistance.

    2024 Martindale Hubbell Award: 2024 AV Preeminent Attorney Rating for “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards”

    Top 5 reasons to hire Paul E Rudder, Esq. as your attorney:

    1. You will work directly with the Principal attorney, Paul E Rudder, Esq.
    2. We are a boutique firm. We are responsive, accessible and prompt with all client requests.
    3. Paul has over 30 years of experience covering all areas of matrimonial practice.
    4. Paul is very well known to NYC Courts and he has an impeccable reputation with judges that leads to better outcomes for clients.
    5. Paul’s fees are mid-range and fair compared to other lawyers with his experience level. Anyone with lower fees is a legal factory with hand offs to junior attorneys or is simply less experienced.

    Paul E Rudder, Esq. is accepting new clients and providing in-person, virtual phone & video consultations at this time via Zoom/Facetime.

    Why Clients Choose Paul E Rudder, Esq. When They Are Going to File for Divorce:

    Having handled thousands of divorces and family law matters, Mr. Rudder differentiates himself by having created a boutique practice; he handles each and every matter himself from start to finish. He does not delegate his work to anyone. Every document, phone call and Court Appearance is conducted personally by him.

    His work with clients is dedicated to creating an effective, personalized plan that guides his clients through the complexities of the divorce process and gets desired results.

    Call (212) 826-9900 today to Book Your Zoom/Video Consultation. The $400 fee will be applied toward your retainer when you proceed. Learn more about what is included here.

    As one of the top New York City divorce lawyers around, Mr. Rudder has a vast knowledge of all areas of the New York Family Law and Judicial System, helping clients understand and prepare for potential outcomes that may arise along the way. He works proactively to protect the rights and interests of his clients.

    Because of the diversity of cases he has been involved in, he was selected for many years as a frequent Analyst and Commentator on Court TV (10 years as a Matrimonial and Divorce expert). On the show, he discussed and commented on a number of legally controversial and high-profile celebrity divorces.

    Mr. Rudder is a leading expert in his unique and exceptional ability to work with Child Custody cases, which tend to be highly emotionally charged as well as legally challenging. He has been recognized by his colleagues and Judges as having skills to resolve high conflict Child Custody cases. For this reason, he is regularly appointed by Judges to represent children in high conflict divorces.

    Mr. Rudder also provides outstanding legal representation to clients seeking Pre-Nuptial Agreements or Divorce Mediation. He negotiates these agreements regularly and is very effective in achieving his clients’ goals.

    Finally, because of Mr. Rudder’s ethics and character, he is well respected by colleagues and Judges as well as all court personnel. His clients greatly benefit from his reputation. Call (212) 826-9900 today to schedule your consultation.

    Initial Consultation Fee: $400

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    Rated AV Preeminent for 20 Yrs

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    Paul E Rudder, Esq. is one of the most highly regarded divorce lawyers in NYC. He has received AV rating (highest rating for attorneys) by Martindale Hubbel for 20 consecutive years (2004 – 2024). Call (212) 826-9900 today to Book Your Consultation ($400 fee applies).

    30 years of experience as a family and divorce lawyer, and after having handled a multitude of cases in front of many judges, and against prominent opposing counsels —- Paul E Rudder, Esq. has a very realistic view of the legal process.

    Paul E Rudder, Esq. has been accepted to The National Advocates: Top 100.

    This is an exclusive invitation-only organization and is limited to only 100 members representing the top lawyers in the country.

    Each client represented by Mr. Rudder receives personal attention from the beginning to the end of the case.

    Mr. Rudder handles all legal aspects of each case.

    Paul E Rudder, Esq. is a top divorce attorney, and the media agrees too! He’s had appearances on places such as COURTTV, and many others, in addition he’s a trusted name, and brand.

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    Paul E Rudder NYC Office Location: 950 3rd Avenue 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Especially convenient to Clients near the Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, Grand Central, Midtown East, Times Square, Downtown, the 5 Boroughs of New York City, and Westchester.

    Paul E Rudder, Esq.

    Phone: (212) 826-9900

    Address: 950 3rd Ave 11th floor, New York, NY 10022


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