Firm Overview

My firm focuses on providing low cost but high quality uncontested divorces, represents people in the Family Court, and also assists people in obtaining their Green Card through marriage to a US Citizen.

Main Office

Main
305 Broadway
Suite 801
New York  NY  10007

Phone
  • (347) 461-0760
Fax
  • (718) 261-1955

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free initial telephone consultation for up to around 15 minutes on all cases except contested divorces. For those I offer an office consultation of 1 hour for $175.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I do uncontested divorces for flat rates starting at $500 plus court costs. I prepare papers for Green Card by Marriage cases for $995 plus court costs.

Hourly Rates

$200 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday to Friday from 9 to 6 but only by appointment (no walk- ins)
I take emergency telephone calls outside of normal hours

Office Manager

I have a paralegal. Her name is Jeanne.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes, but subject to ethical rules.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Some routine matters are best handled by a paralegal such as making copies, attaching exhibits, and some routine telephone calls.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

I would refer to a specialist mediator or firm.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

I do a large amount of court appointed work, which while not strictly pro bono is at a low rate of compensation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I am a summa cum laude graduate with over 18 years of experience, yet my hourly rates and flat rates are very reasonable. I am rated A+ by the better business bureau.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe that people should be educated consumers, but sometimes a little learning is a dangerous thing. You wouldn't tell a brain surgeon which instruments to use to operate on your child.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Sometimes, depending on the complexity and importance of the case.

Paul Matthews

My firm was established in 1996.

Some routine matters are best handled by a paralegal such as making copies, attaching exhibits, and some routine telephone calls.

License
  • Bar Number: 2541514
    New York , 1950

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