My name is Paul Winston Matthews. I am an ethical Manhattan Attorney. I handle affordable uncontested divorces as well as doing civil trials and appeals. At present, most of my contested cases are in the  Family Court and involve issues of child custody, visitation, paternity, child support, and Family Court orders of protection. With over 20 years of experience, I have tried close to a thousand of these kinds of cases. I also try cases in the Small Claims Courts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens Counties (only). My business has received the highest rating (A+) from the Better Business Bureau. In 2015 I was selected as one of New York’s 10 best Family Law attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. I offer a free initial telephone consultation for all matters and cases except for Contested Divorces. Call (347) 461-0760 right now. I answer my phone in the evening and on weekends.


If you have any type of case in the NYC Family Court you need to speak with me. The Family Court is a unique court with its own customs, practices, and procedures. If you hire a lawyer who is unfamiliar with this Court, you may be at a disadvantage. I have practiced regularly in Family Court for over 15 years. I handle every type of case that is heard there, including Custody, Visitation, Paternity, Order of Protection, and Child Support cases. The tougher your case is, the more you need a lawyer who knows his way around the courthouse and who is known to the Judges, Referees, and Court Staff.


Thanks to NY state’s having finally passed a no-fault divorce law, getting an uncontested divorce is now easy and painless.  If you decide to hire me to do your divorce, I promise that I myself, not a clerk, paralegal, or junior lawyer will personally prepare all of the necessary papers.  When I prepare the papers I use the most up to date and effective software that automatically detects/prevents mistakes and delays.Once the papers have been filed with the court I calendar the case up and follow up on its progress.  You almost never have to go to court on an uncontested divorce. All you have to do is get the papers to me and I do the rest.  I treat every case as a “rush job” because I know that you want to get on with your life.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended to show general principles, and should not be relied upon for decision making without consultation with an experienced Divorce Lawyer or Family Law attorney as to your particular situation. Contact via email does not establish an attorney-client relationship.