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Anna J. Matula-Evans

Divorce and separation Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

4.8   19 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anna

Learn Anna’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    26 years

  2. Child custody

    26 years

  3. Family
    Including all cases in Family Court: Child Custody, Paternity, Child & Spousal Support, Modifications, Violations, Adoptions, Orders of Protection, PINS petitions, Neglect, Termination of Parental Rights, Guardianships, Grandparent visitation and

    26 years

  4. Child support
    We represent both Petitioners and Respondents. We help our clients who may owe an arrears amount of child support money avoid a “willfulness” finding which may result in the client’s incarceration.

    26 years

  5. Domestic violence
    Many believe Domestic Violence only occurs if there was physical battery (possibly resulting in a Limited or Full Order of Protection). We represent either the Petitioner seeking protection or the Respondent against whom allegations are launched.

    26 years

Practice limited exclusively to the area of Family/Divorce law. Coverage includes: All aspects of Family Law, Collaborative Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, Modifications, Enforcements, Spousal Support, Paternity, Contested Divorce, Property Distribution, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Orders of Protection, Child Neglect accusations, Juvenile Proceedings and Adoptions.  Additionally, I have the honor to act in the role of, Attorney for Children, when a Judge hand-selects from a very small segment of the legal community whom are trained and capable to handle all legal issues that surround a child.

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4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Angela | November 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Won me back my baby from father who kidnapped him
I had to have Miss Matula make an emergency petition to get back my baby after his father tried to steal him and leave for Florida (and only heaven knows what plans he had for our son after Florida because he has family in Cuba). Miss Matula won my case, got custody back with me and made sure that the Dad's access would be forever prohibited from leaving the country without prior written permission from the court. I was very happy with her as my lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Teresa | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Matula Evans was my attorney during a very complicated divorce proceeding. Ms. Evans was extremely kind and professional at all times. Her wisdom and legal experience spoke volumes. I would hire Ms. Matula Evans again. Her actions made a huge positive difference in my life. We are truly fortunate to have Ms. Matula Evans make legal problems become extraordinary miracles!
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Posted by Eileen | July 11, 2022
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Fair Lawyer
Is very good at mediating with the other lawyer and the Judge. That saved me a lot of money $$$
Posted by Dawn | October 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Anna was very professional and an excellent lawyer .I would recommend her to anyone seeking help in this field !
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
An amazing representative and did an excellent job. I highly recommend hiring her she was very professional and intelligent.
Posted by Chris | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Updated knowledge of Same Sex Marriages/Custody
I was so proud that Ms Anna Matula-Evans was MY LAWYER during a dreadful divorce from my wife. Ms Matula-Evans is LGBTQ+ Literate and familiar with the newest laws and protecting our community’s rights which were formerly in place only for the straight people in our society. Living, and especially DIVORCING in Kingston & New Paltz, we need a legal scholar comfortable in handling these unfolding issues of law. Ms Matula-Evans knows her stuff so well she was ‘schooling’ all the lawyers in the room including the Judge! I don’t know about you but that’s the kind of lawyer I want on my side to fight against the ignorance that has been part of society for hundreds of years.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2016
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Tough Lawyer through my tough divorce
Mrs. Matula Evans was tough against my ex and got me a great divorce settlement. My case almost went to trial. My divorce was in Dutchess County.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Yesterday, my divorce finalized with Anna Evans. I am very happy with her services and help. She was always up on the current laws and she was always ready to take on the other side. She tried to help my family save money through this by trying to settle but was willing to go all the way to trial since my husband's lawyer kept pushing hard for that. I would hire Anna again in Family Court if I need help.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2013
She's got a gift
Anna's got a gift for dealing with difficult, impossible ex's. My ex-wife is the hardest person to get along with or reason with. Anna was able to settle a case that I NEVER thought would end or settle. She's got a gift because in all the years I knew my wife not many people could handle her and Anna was able to negotiate a very good deal for me while working on the other side from my wife's. I would hire her again if I ever need a lawyer in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2012
Compassionate and Clever lawyer
I found Anna to be compassionate and clever. For me, it was fantastic. She handled my Westchester County divorce that just ended. I went into her office broken and end my divorce now, a couple of years later, a happy and secure client. What more could you want?
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2011
Mrs. Matula-Evans represented me in an Order of Protection case in Family Court in Dutchess County. I found her to be very knowledgable, patient & caring. She was my assigned attorney since the case involved domestic violence and you hear a lot of horror stories about free lawyers and that they just push you through the system. I never felt that way with this lawyer. I felt like I was her lifelong client. I felt that I was being protected by our court system when I need it most.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2010
A1 Professional
This Atty is top notch professional and knows how to get the results you need. During this turbulent divorce having her representing me was invaluable. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2010
My wife had me thrown out and had me arrested & without Anna's help I wouldn't have made it through that tough time
I won't mislead you, Anna is not cheap. It costs money to have solid legal representatuon but you get what you pay for. My wife hired probably the most outrageous lawyer in Kingston who stopped at nothing to win for her. She lied, cheated and did anything to win. Anna held her own against this scavenger and fought her back so hard, it drove the other lawyer bananas. Anna was my rock throughout my divorce. I relied on her so much. I wouldn't have made it through the trauma without her. It didn't matter one bit that Anna wasn't a lifetimer from Kingston. I think it actually helped because she comes from downstate where lawyers are cut from a different cloth. Our case went on for a long time but I felt the Judge was impressed by Anna and was much more impressed with my lawyer than the lawyer my wife had. The last thing is that Anna is a busy lawyer but when I needed her, she even puts her personal ife on hold for me. Anna went above and beyond what I think most lawyers would have done.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2010
If you want results, Pick Anna
Anna comes off as a super sweetie, which she is, but she is a tough cookie when she is in the courtroom. The way her brain works will amaze you. She knows the law well and dosent miss a step. Every aspect of my case from calls to courtroom appearances were right on point. I put all my trust in her and she did her job perfectly.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2010
If you want to win custody-she's the one
I switched to Anna after it looked like I was going to lose custody of my kids when my ex hired a snake lawyer and Anna came in and took control of things and turned my case around. I will forever be grateful because my kids ended up where they belong.
Posted by Satisfied former client | October 21, 2009
Satisfied client
I was satisfied with her and would recommend her. I hired her for my divorce from my husband after 25 years. She was up to date on most recent laws and I felt confident with her representing me. My husband's lawyer gave her a run for his money but she held up strong against him and I think scored better for me than my husband's lawyer did for him. Don't let her nice demeanor fool you, she's a tough cookie when it counts and it throws the other side off because they never see it coming.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2009
I recommend her to anyone going through divorce
I used Ms. Matula for my separation and then divorce and I found her to be an outstanding lawyer. I think she really cares about her clients and I don't know how many lawyers you can say that about. I recommend her to any of my friends that are going thru divorces and stuff like that.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2008
Hire her
This attorney was competent and got the results I wanted. Well worth investing in the legal fees, you won't be sorry. I wasn't.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very disappointed
Hired her for child custody gave her 4,000 dollars went to court a couple of times While in courtroom rarely spoke up to say anything in my defense I arrived at a scheduled court hearing one day and sat for hours finally called her office secretary told me the court date had been changed to a week prior I missed it and so I lost I asked why I wasn’t notified and the secretary told me I wasn’t told because I owed. More money ? was never sent a bill only the 4,000 which I paid Never heard from her again lost custody. 4,000 of my savings
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-395 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney for Children
  • Appellate Division Third Department Office of Attorneys for Children
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assigned Counsel
  • Dutchess County Family Court Assigned Counsel Panel
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assigned ATTORNEY
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Matula-Evans Law Firm, P.C. (current entity name)
  • 1998 - Present
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  • Pace University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1997
  • IONA College
  • B.B.A.-Magna Cum Laude Honors
  • 1989
  • Fordham University
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • I have a current case right now that involves PARENTAL KIDNAPPING
  • The parties have shared equal legal and physical custody of their children a few months now. The mother is being so indignant that he barely speaks to my client and fails to co-parent with him.


  • Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program for NYS Court System
  • Chairperson
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ulster County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hudson Valley Collaborative Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dutchess Community College
  • Adjunct Lecturer-Family Law
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Hungarian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Business Honors of Excellence Award
  • Our Lady Of Victory Academy
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Dutchess Community College Adjunct Lecturer
  • Family Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Anna
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been practicing with Anna Matula Evans, Esq., in Family Court for the better part of a decade. I have had many cases with Anna. She is an experienced practitioner who is committed to her craft. While Anna has always proven to be formidable opposition, she is equally willing and knowledgeable about how best to work with counsel to craft fair and reasonable solutions to our clients complex family law issues."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna and I were involved in a hotly contested, emotionally charged, high net worth matter that never would have been resolved without her knowledge and expertise. Thanks Anna!"
General practice Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Anna on a medical malpractice case and she has a very meticulous and thorough approach. Anna is compassionate and caring for the plight of her client and has done an excellent job ensuring that every conceivable theory of negligence and liability has been examined. I work with many lawyers outside the field of medical malpractice and Anna's commitment to the client's case is among the best I've seen. I highly recommend Anna."
Divorce and separation
Medical malpractice