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    Paul E. Rudder, ESQ is a top-rated and most 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 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.

    Paul E. Rudder, Esq. is accepting virtual phone & video consultations at this time via Zoom/Facetime video conferencing. He will work with you without direct contact and at a safe distance.

    Click here to learn more about which Divorce & Family Legal Issues you can pursue with our attorney right now during the COVID-19 in New York City.

    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.

    Mr. Rudder has a vast knowledge of all areas of the 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.

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    30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE as a Family and NYC Divorce Lawyer, having handled multitude of cases in front of most matrimonial judges and with many prominent opposing counsel, Paul E Rudder has a very REALISTIC view of the legal process, issues involved and possible and likely resolution.

    Initial Consultation Fee – $400. Call or Email this office to make an appointment for a consultation.

    Each client represented by Mr Rudder receives PERSONAL ATTENTION from the beginning to the end of the case. Mr.Rudder personally handles all legal aspects of every case.

    Paul Rudder has strong CONFLICT RESOLUTION skills. He has a unique ability to bring conflict between parties to a successful resolution. He has strong negotiation skills, wisdom and integrity which serve his clients well.

    Having appointments from judges and peers to act as a Legal Guardian for Children in highly contested divorces gives Mr. Rudder a particular expertise in CHILD CUSTODY matters.

    Mr. Rudder has gained RESPECT and ENDORSEMENT from peers and judges. His sensitivity and integrity matched with his particular legal expertise with child custody issues are the reason that peers and judges appoint him as a Legal Guardian for Children in highly contested divorces. He was selected by peers as a Co-Chair of Matrimonial Section of NY County Lawyers Association from 2001-2004.

    Mr. Rudder is an OUTSTANDING LITIGATOR and has a solid understanding of personal ASSETS, FINANCE and BUSINESS issues. He offers legal guidance and fair and realistic assessment of conflicting claims, rights and responsibilities. He obtains favorable results for thousands of clients which is why most of his referrals are from peers and clients.

    If you have been asking yourself, “Where can I find a divorce lawyer near me?”, the answer is you can book a consultation with divorce attorney Paul E. Rudder, Esq. now! Call (212) 826-9900 or fill out our contact us form here.

    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 12 consecutive years (2004 – 2019). 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 Rudder has a very realistic view of the legal process.

    Paul Eric Rudder 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 Rudder is the premier NYC 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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    Our Divorce Law Firm 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.

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