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    Attorney Paul E. Rudder, Esq. is available via Virtual phone & video consultations at this time using Zoom/Facetime video conferencing. $400 payable before or at the time of the consultation. Free consultations are not provided at this time. Book your virtual consultation here.

    Upon initial contact a Consultation may be scheduled. This is a very important step in whatever services are needed. During the Initial Consultation, representation and direction of the case are determined. It is important there is a good rapport between attorney and the client as Matrimonial cases are intensely emotional. It is critical to have a good collaborative relationship between attorney and a client. It is during the Consultation that the particulars of the case; the history of the client’s marital relationship, the causes of its demise and the client’s goals and expectations are outlined. Mr. Rudder, with his extensive experience in these matters, dealing with the courts and judicial process, clearly explains the divorce laws of New York State to the client, outlines the rights, duties and obligations of the parties, both economic and parental, when appropriate. In light of information presented, the potential for reconciliation (pre-commencement) may also be addressed.

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    Some of the topics to be addressed in the Consultation are:

    • Financial obligations and rights/entitlements
    • Home occupancy rights
    • Property rights, entitlements and distribution/division claims
    • Parental rights and duties
    • Custody claims
    • Child decision making authority
    • Child/ Spousal maintenance determinations
    • Effects of any Pre-Nuptial agreemenPresence of domestic violence: protective orders
    • Legal fees, responsibility for payments

    If, in fact, it is decided to proceed, the initial consultation fee becomes a part of the retainer.


    Hourly fee and initial retainer to be determined and discussed during consultation.

    To Schedule an Initial Consultation or Appointment

    Please call (212) 826-9900 or fill out the form below.

    Court TV

    Guest and Expert Commentator on Court TV (1990 to 2000)

    Initial Consultation – $400

    St John's UniversityPaul Rudder ESQ was one of the main presenters 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 EVALUATION” 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 E. Rudder, ESQ – Divorce Lawyer NYC
    950 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10022

    T: 212 826-9900
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