Albany NY Capital Region Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys

When you are faced with a divorce, it is one of the most difficult and stressful times of your life. Your financial situation is likely uncertain. There may also be uncertainty regarding the custody of your children. You may even be the victim of domestic violence and in need of an order of protection. At Rhoades, Cunningham & McFadden, PLLC we dedicate our practice to representing those facing divorce and other family issues in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga and surrounding counties. We will work to protect you, your assets and your family.

We will discuss the facts of your case and explain your options at your initial consultation. We will not pressure you in anyway. Call us at (518) 389-2900 to schedule your consultation. This will be the first step toward rebuilding your life!

We will be your partner during this difficult time in your life.

Why Choose Rhoades Cunningham & McFadden

There are hundreds of divorce and family law lawyers, attorneys, and firms to choose from throughout the Albany Capital Region, so why choose us?
You will not just be another file to us. We will give your case the prompt and personal attention it deserves.  You can expect the following:

  • Years of combined experience In divorce & family law
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Prompt & immediate service for all clients and potential clients
  • We are calm, collected & professional. You won’t have to worry about being pressured into anything
  • All of our cases are approached and handled in a completely customized manner
  • We will help set you up with realistic outcomes and expectations
  • We provide on-going communication throughout the course of legal proceedings
  • Our team will develop a plan to minimize any possible emotional impact of your separation
  • Our lawyers will be there with you every step of the way

Information About Some Of Our Divorce Services

Contested Divorces

While uncontested divorces are typically quicker and less expensive, an uncontested divorce is not always possible. In order to obtain a divorce in New York, you must resolve all issues ancillary to the divorce, which include, division of your assets, custody, child support, spousal support…

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Uncontested Divorces

Many people believe that because they have come to a verbal agreement with their spouse their divorce is uncontested. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. For a divorce to be uncontested all issues ancillary to your divorce…

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Child Custody

It is imperative that you examine every aspect of custody and be sure any potential agreement is your child’s best interest and will work for your family because once you enter into an agreement or a Court order…

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Equitable Distribution & Asset Control

When you are in the process of dividing marital property, the Court will seek out an “equitable distribution of assets.” This should not be confused with a 50/50 split of assets as equitable does not mean equal…

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Mediation Services

The mediation process allows you to focus on what is beneficial for your family rather than what the law dictates.  During the mediation process Attorney Rhoades will help…

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a legal, binding agreement that two people, who are to be married, sign in order to protect their property in the event the marriage ends…

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Legal Name Changes

The law provides for a right to for people to select their names as long as the name change is not being done for fraudulent purposes.  There are many reasons why you may want to change your name.  Some reasons include the following…

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Several Testimonials From Our Clients…

“Karen Rhoades is an exceptional divorce attorney and I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of them. She and her team were incredibly professional and they did a great job of explaining and facilitating the process. Karen meets you wherever you are to explain your options and present you with ideas based upon her knowledge and experience. My divorce was more amicable than many and Karen did a terrific job respecting the mediation process I was using. Divorce is never easy, but Karen takes what can be a complicated process and creates a streamlined one. Karen and her co-workers are easy to talk with and are always looking out for your best interest.”

Susan B., Clifton Park NY

“Regarding attorney John McFadden:  Exceptional lawyer, was able to successfully get me out of some trouble I never imagined could have happened. Highly recommended!”


“I had a complicated and emotional legal matter with my ex.  John [McFadden] was there every step of the way fighting for my rights.  I am glad I had John on my side.”

M.M., Latham NY

“I felt my divorce would go on forever before I hired Attorney Rhoades. She was incredibly professional, returned my calls and emails promptly and always explained my case and my options to me in detail. In the long run I was able to get everything I was asking for and more! Karen was always prepared, was a strong advocate and always spoke with knowledge about my case. Thank you so much Karen for the great job you did!! You’re professionalism, courteous attitude and willingness to fight for my rights should not go unnoticed!!”

K. F., Saratoga Springs NY

“Professional, focused, knowledgeable and trustworthy”

Repeat Client

“After calling several attorneys in the area for advice, I found Mr. McFadden and received a free consultation and his fee was very reasonable. he is very knowledgeable on the laws and rights of people charged with drug offenses.”


“Dan Cunningham my divorce two years ago.  He did a great job and I refer him to all my friends.  This firm is the best!”

L.C., East Greenbush NY

“My experience with Karen [Rhoades] was exceptional. I was going through a pretty tough time in my life when I contacted her office and her knowledge and experience in the law was like a breath of fresh air during this rough time. I would recommend her to anyone with a legal problem.”

Sandra, Albany NY

“I can’t say enough about this firm.  They were thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and lead me through a tough divorce.  Highly recommended.”