Jason Hopper Discusses Chris Pratt-Anna Faris Divorce On Fox News

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Two Attorneys Named Indiana Rising Stars

Super LawyersTwo Cordell & Cordell attorneys in Indiana were recently recognized as Rising Stars in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Jason Hopper and Cara Chittenden were both awarded the the Indiana Rising Stars designation. [Read more…]

Cara Chittenden, Jason Hopper Named Rising Star Attorneys By Super Lawyers

hopper-chittendenCordell & Cordell Indiana attorneys Cara M. Chittenden and Jason Hopper were selected to the 2014 Indiana Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

This is the fourth consecutive Rising Stars award for Mr. Hopper and the third consecutive for Ms. Chittenden. Both attorneys exclusively practice family law out of the Cordell & Cordell Indianapolis area offices.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 years old or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and who they have personally observed in action.

Indiana Lawyer Interviews Cordell & Cordell Attorney Jason Hopper about Arrears and Age of Emancipation

Jason Hopper Wall Street JournalIndianapolis Divorce Lawyer Jason Hopper was featured extensively in an Indiana Lawyer article regarding prospective changes to the state’s age of emancipation law.

Many Indiana fathers have unknowingly been accumulating child support arrears after assuming their duty to pay support ends with the child’s 18th birthday when in fact the age of emancipation is 21 in Indiana. A proposed bill would lower the age of emancipation for minors from 21 to 19.

“I can’t begin to tell you how many prospective clients that I interview that have the displeasure of finding out that they have a child support arrearage,” Hopper told the newspaper.

The issue is particularly troublesome to wealthier clients who can accumulate substantial arrearages quickly if they miss a few payments. Since those child support payers who owe more than $15,000 face felony charges and up to eight years in prison, Hopper said high-income dads are at greater jeopardy of facing punishment simply because they’re paying a higher dollar amount in support.

The article “Bill Would Change Child Support Statute” is for subscribers only, but it can be read by signing up for a free 8-week trial. Read Jason Hopper’s bio for more information.

Indiana Lawyer‘s interest in reporting Mr. Hopper’s insight into this timely issue is indicative of the respect earned by the Cordell & Cordell law firm and its skilled divorce lawyers. With more than 20 years experience representing men’s interests in divorce and domestic litigation matters, Cordell & Cordell continually proves it is a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, please call 1.866.DADS.LAW.

Cordell & Cordell In Wall Street Journal

Jason Hopper Wall Street JournalWhen looking for analysis of the latest divorce trends and movements in the industry, the Wall Street Journal turns to Cordell & Cordell.

Once again the prestigious newspaper has called upon a Cordell & Cordell divorce lawyer to provide insight into an important, emerging legal field; this time it’s frozen embryos.

As Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer Jason Hopper explained to the Wall Street Journal, there is a new battle in divorce cases over who controls the rights to frozen embryos after a couple breaks up.

As in vitro fertility treatments – in which an egg and sperm are joined outside the body – become more common, so have post-disputes over the embryos.

Mr. Hopper described how he was able to reach an out-of-court agreement over preserved embryos on behalf of his client who didn’t want his ex-wife to use them. For now the embryos will stay frozen and Hopper’s negotiated settlement exposes the fertility clinic to legal liability if they are used without the man’s consent.

The article is for subscribers only, but there is a video about the article that can be viewed by non-subscribers.

The Wall Street Journal’s interest in reporting Mr. Hopper’s insight into this cutting edge issue is indicative of the respect earned by the Cordell & Cordell law firm and its skilled divorce lawyers. With more than 20 years experience representing men’s interests in divorce and domestic litigation matters, Cordell & Cordell continually proves it is a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, please call 1.866.DADS.LAW.