Family Law

Family law is a fully integrated, comprehensive approach to handling all cases involving children and families.


A guardianship is a legal proceeding in which a guardian is appointed to exercise the legal rights of an incapacitated person or a minor.

Trust & Estates

Wills, trusts, and estate planning is the practice of law concerning all aspects of planning for the conservation and disposition of estates, preparing the legal instruments to effectuate estate plans, administering estates, and litigating probate cases.

Family Law Mediator

J. Rudi Trader is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.


Trader Law is Brevard County’s premier Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship law firm. Located in beautiful downtown Melbourne for over thirty years, Trader Law can help you with a variety of legal matters including divorce, child custody, alimony, wills, trusts,  real estate, landlord tenant agreements, and mediation. To learn more about our Practice Areas, click here.


– 1985, Juris Doctor from Mercer University

Juris Doctor (Law Degree) from Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
* Member of The Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

– 1985-1997, Partner at Trader and Trader Attorneys at Law

– 1985- Present , Member of Brevard County Bar Association


  • Are you considering divorce?

    Here at Trader Legal, we have over thirty years of family law experience and we are here to help. Give us a call today at (321) 723-6731 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

  • Do you need help with estate planning?

    Here at Trader Legal, we offer a Healthcare and Estate Planning Package which includes: Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Designation of Healthcare Surrogate, Designation of Preneed Guardian, and Durable Power of Attorney. Give us a call today at (321) 723-6731 for more information on pricing and to schedule a consultation.

  • Is your parent or spouse incompetent or incapacitated?

    Here at Trader Legal, our attorneys can help you determine if a guardianship proceeding is appropriate for you and your family. Give us a call today at (321) 723-6731 for a free guardianship consultation.

  • Did your loved one recently pass away?

    Here at Trader Legal, our attorneys can help you determine which type of probate proceeding is appropriate and we can represent you throughout the probate process.


Rudi is a lifetime resident of the greater Melbourne,
Florida area and a second generation attorney.


Kim is a lifetime resident of the greater Melbourne, Florida area and a third generation attorney.



  • Priceless Representation!
         In 2011, prior to meeting Rudi and after learning that I had to go through my second divorce, I chose a local attorney to help with the complicated division of my assets and homestead property— the experience was not only traumatizing, but it was not progressing whatsoever due to the lack of experience, communication, and expertise that was required for my situation. As soon as I met Rudi, I could tell that he was more than capable of handling my divorce properly. I was able to move ahead with myself personally and all of my other obligations simultaneously and save a lot of time with exceptional results. With that being said, it was priceless to be able to confidently move on with my life and emotions that all of Rudi’s help made possible. I will never be able to thank Rudi enough.
    Tim C., Melbourne, FL
  • The BEST anyone can recommend!
         Working with Mr. Trader goes beyond what I had expected. He is extremely knowledgeable and straightforward. He has gained my trust, which is very important to me while family is involved. Trader Legal is BY FAR the BEST anyone can recommend!
    Brittany S., Melbourne, FL
  • Outstanding experience!
         Kimberli has gone above and beyond for my family and I. Going through a divorce is something that can be difficult to wrap your head around, but during this difficult time she has helped us get through everything smoothly. From day one she has stayed on top of everything and and put 110% into everything she does. I couldn't be happier with the choice I made hiring her and will recommend her in the future!
    Danae S., Merritt Island, FL
  • Awesome service.
         Ms. Trader is professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She helped our family tremendously and I would recommend her to anyone going through family courts. We are grateful for extensive knowledge and the way she genuinely cared. We are very grateful.
    Serena H., Indialantic, FL
  • Excellent legal service.
         I have used Mr Traders services on multiple occasions. On each of these cases he and his staff have never been short of excellent in their level of professionalism, communication, thoroughness, and results. Mr Trader in particular is very forward thinking and highly intelligent. I would not want to ever use another attorney.
    Mike L., Indialantic, FL


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