Video: Cordell & Cordell News – August 1, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce andMensDivorce, present a news video for the week of August 1, 2014.

In this week’s news, Cordell & Cordell presented a new Frequently Asked Questions resource on the site to help give direction to those who are new to the firm or in the process of retaining a divorce attorney. MensDivorce published an article focusing on the outdated gender stereotypes man face while going through divorce. DadsDivorce celebrated National Parent’s Day, which was observed July 27.

Check out the weekly news video below.

Principal Partner Joe Cordell Speaks with Money Radio on the Benfits of Hiring a Financial Advisor

money radioWhile divorce itself is complicated, divorce with financial issues can be even more difficult.

Earlier this week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell spoke with Money Radio 1510 about the financial complications that can sometimes pile on during divorce cases.

“There can be a client who’s struggling to understand the arcane rules of divorce, and then throw in the emotional overlay of divorce, and there’s this whole set of rules and uncertainties associated with how their assets are going to be configured at the end of this process,” said Mr. Cordell.

He discussed the importance of hiring a certified divorce financial analyst. Mentioning that this type of position can be a challenging one on its own, he acknowledged that doing such a job while helping someone in a divorce can be even more complex.

During this time, clients’ emotions are high, and thought processes are not always clear, thus the financial advisor must be able to help such a client make rational decisions with his or her assets, money and future plans.

Mr. Cordell pointed out the legal obligation of hiring a lawyer who represents only one side, but drew parallels to the importance of hiring one financial advisor who would then oversee only one client’s side with finances.

Find audio from this interview below.

Men’s Divorce Reports on Gender Stereotypes Facing Men

gender stereotypes facing men with custodyGender stereotypes face men in the family law courts on a regular basis.

Recently, Mens’ Divorce took a look at this issue and reported on some of the numbers regarding the number of married women receiving primary custody of children as well as sizable child support packages.

“It should not come as a shock that men face antiquated gender stereotypes when going through a divorce, and that fighting these can lead to lengthy, expensive legal battles that still result in unfair settlements once a judgment is finalized,” reported Men’s Divorce

With stereotypes still affecting the way society and the courts often view men and dads, there is an ongoing notion that “men [lack] the capability to perform basic household or parenting tasks.”

Men’s Divorce reported on a recent Huffington Post article, “Retire the Bumbling Husband: He Isn’t Helping,” which discussed the negative affects such characters and stereotypes can have on society’s perceptions, beliefs on parenting and even custody decisions.

As the article’s author Jaime Zucker points out,  “Advertisements for housekeeping products can still be targeted to attract female consumers, but the justification that these products should be selected by the woman because her male partner is just too stupid to do so needs to be retired. It’s time advertisers pay attention - equality is empowering.”

Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 25, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce and MensDivorce, present a news video for the week of July 25, 2014.

In this week’s news, Cordell & Cordell’s principal partner Joseph Cordell was installed as the 51st president of the American Association for Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. DadsDivorce reponded to an Ask a Lawyer question regarding a wife who had abandoned the home and her children. MensDivorce took a look at the importance of proper courtroom etiquette.

Check out the weekly news video below.

 

Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 18, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce andMensDivorce, present a news video for the week of July 18, 2014.

In this week’s news, Cordell & Cordell launched its new online video consultation option for those who need an alternative to meeting in person. DadsDivorce published an article with tips for dating after divorce.  MensDivorce discussed the importance of establishing paternity for unwed fathers.

Check out the weekly news video below.