July 2012 | Cordell & Cordell

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Wall Street Journal Profiles Cordell & Cordell, Satisfied Clients

cordell and cordell wall street journalTaylor Myers told The Wall Street Journal that when he first heard a radio advertisement emphasizing how Cordell & Cordell puts men first he knew the firm was a right fit for him.

“That’s how I felt through the whole process,” Mr. Myers told the newspaper. “(Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell) has hit on something right.”

Myers, along with fellow Cordell client Mark Faulkner, praised Cordell & Cordell’s unique approach to representing men in divorce in the article, “Lawyers Carve Out ‘Divorce For Men’ Niche.” The firm’s modus operandi has fueled expansion to 140 attorneys working out of more than 60 offices spread across 24 states, as of July 2012.

Mr. Faulkner said the compelling need for men to have an advocate for their interests was reinforced by his marriage counselor who told him, “Make sure you get a good attorney because the system is prejudiced” against men.

Even with evolving trends of gender-neutral laws, Mr. Cordell explained to The Wall Street Journal that men still encounter discrimination from judges who are reluctant to view fathers as equally capable parents or deserving of spousal support.

A full version of the article is available on The Wall Street Journal website.

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Scott Trout on Religion and Tom Cruise – Katie Holmes Divorce

divorce lawyer scott troutThe issue of which parent makes religious decisions for their children following a divorce has garnered national media attention with news of the Tom Cruise – Katie Holmes divorce and Holmes’ reported concerns over their daughter being raised in the Church of Scientology.

Cordell & Cordell Managing Partner Scott C. Trout appeared on WHAS Radio in Louisville to discuss religion and divorce and other legal custody concerns, including education decisions and why labels such as “sole custody” aren’t nearly as important as guys make them out to be.

Click below to listen to Scott Trout’s full interview on WHAS Radio:

Attorney Maura Boogay Interviewed On Philadelphia Eagles Owners’ Divorce

Maura Cunningham divorce lawyerCordell & Cordell attorney Maura Boogay appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia to discuss the high-profile divorce of Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey and Christina Lurie and the impact it may have on the popular NFL franchise.

The Luries have publicly stated their desire for an amicable divorce that will not negatively affect the Eagles, a stark contrast to the bitter divorce battle between Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his now ex-wife, Jamie, that resulted in the sale of the iconic MLB team.

Ms. Boogay said the pending divorce’s impact on the ownership of the team will depend on a variety of unknown factors, including whether the Eagles purchase agreement contained contingencies in the event of the owners’ divorce.

Listen to the full interview with Maura Boogay on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia:

Joseph Cordell Featured on Lawyers.com on Dwyane Wade Custody Case

Joseph CordellNBA star Dwyane Wade filed a custody modification requesting his ex-wife have her visitation rights suspended, though this type of request is rarely granted, Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell told Lawyers.com.

Wade’s ex-wife, Siovaughn Funches-Wade, allegedly refused to return their two children to Wade during his scheduled visitation time on Father’s Day. She was arrested and faces criminal charges in addition to a loss of parenting time, but Cordell said Wade’s case is no slam dunk.

“Even a neglectful or possibly abusive parent may still have access to the children through supervised visits because it rarely is in the children’s best interests to cut off visitation completely with one parent,” Cordell said.

And Wade faces another typical issue in custody cases: “Historically, it has not worked in the favor of guys,” Cordell said. “It’s true there has been progress in the family law system overcoming its gender bias, though rarely is the playing field even.”

Read the full interview with Joseph Cordell on Lawyers.com: “Dwyane Wade Challenges Ex-Wife’s Visitation Rights.”

Erica Christian Discusses Wisconsin Child Custody On The Mitch Henck Show

wisconsin divorce lawyer erica christian

Cordell & Cordell Litigation Manager Erica Christian discussed the standards for placement and child custody on “Outside The Box” with Mitch Henck on WIBA 1310 in Madison, Wisc.

Christian, who manages Cordell & Cordell’s Madison and Milwaukee offices, explained that many fathers still face a bias and stigma when they enter a family law courtroom.

It doesn’t help that the vague placement standard – “the best interest of the child” – can vary drastically not only by jurisdiction but also from judge to judge.

Mitch Henck radio showErica Christian on “Outside The Box”: