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Paul M. Talbert



Paul Talbert (he/him) has built his reputation as an intelligent, passionate and tenacious advocate, both inside and outside the courtroom. Paul began his career in the general litigation department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, one of New York’s preeminent law firms. In 1998, he left the practice of representing large commercial enterprises and began practicing matrimonial law so that he could have a direct impact on the daily lives of his clients. Paul’s commercial litigation background provides him with the necessary experience to master the complex financial assets that are often at issue in his clients’ matters. His fresh approach gives him the ability to craft innovative solutions to those complex situations.

Paul believes that every client’s situation is unique and requires its own carefully crafted strategy. He explains: “Although a divorce litigation often feels like a war, in reality, it is a chess match that requires thinking five moves in advance – not just blind aggression. The key is not to let a client’s emotions cloud his or her better judgment.” Paul has the litigation background and experience to provide aggressive, but intelligent, representation in all trial and appellate courts. At the same time, he is widely regarded as exceptionally compassionate, and remains mindful that his clients’ and their families’ emotional well-beings are of paramount importance.

Paul has been recognized by SuperLawyers as one of the top family law attorneys in New York. He is a member of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and the American Bar Association. Paul has lectured on matrimonial law issues for the New York State Bar Association and the Appellate Division, First Department’s Law Guardian training for Supreme Court program.

Paul received his law degree in 1995 from Fordham University where he was a member of The Fordham Law Review. While at Fordham Law School, he was awarded the Fordham Law Alumni Association Medal in Constitutional Law and won Best Speaker awards for his participation in the moot court program. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College in 1991.

Paul lives in New Jersey with his wife and three sons. He has a passion for coffee and spicy Asian cuisine.

Paul Talbert in the News

  • Divorce Can Be Difficult For Same-Sex Couples

    Divorce Can Be Difficult For Same-Sex Couples

  • Vulnerabilities of Trusts in Matrimonial Law

    Vulnerabilities of Trusts in Matrimonial Law

  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and ‘Ambiguous Separation’

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and ‘Ambiguous Separation’

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