October 2012 | Cordell & Cordell

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K104 in Dallas Discusses Cordell & Cordell’s ‘Life Mission’

K104 radio in Dallas spoke with Joseph Cordell about Cordell & Cordell’s divorce seminars the firm puts on across the country in addition to how the firm began focusing on representing men in divorce.

After starting the law firm with his wife, Yvonne, as a general litigation practice, Mr. Cordell began handling “tough, outrageous cases” that pitted men fighting an uphill battle just to prove they belonged in their children’s lives post-divorce.

“We felt passionately about (representing men), and we acquired a reputation for helping guys,” he said. “We finally decided this is our mission in life, and we declared ourselves as a firm dedicated to serving men.”

Listen below to Mr. Cordell’s full interview on K104 radio in Dallas.

KTBC Fox 7 in Austin Features Cordell & Cordell

cordell cordell austinKTBC Fox 7 in Austin covered Cordell & Cordell’s free divorce seminar on common mistakes men make when facing divorce and asked do men or women fare better in a divorce?

“You do I think still have a little bit of a bias (toward men) in the system,” said Kelly Burris, an assistant team leader in the firm’s Austin office. “Judges are people and sometimes have that mentality that sometimes the mom is the caretaker and the dad is the worker.”

KTBC’s four-minute segment includes footage from the seminar and identifies several of the blunders men make when it comes to divorce.

The video is available on the KTBC website.

Huffington Post Features Joe Cordell’s 5 Musts To Handling Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Unfortunately, when guys going through divorce say they are the victims of domestic violence, they are often met with blank stares, suspicion and disbelief.

Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph E. Cordell wrote about the frustrating reality in his article “The Fives Musts For Dealing With Domestic Violence In Your Divorce” appearing on HuffingtonPost.com.

“Let me be clear,” Mr. Cordell wrote. “Violence against women should not be tolerated, just as violence against men should not be tolerated. But in my experience and in the opinions of other Cordell & Cordell attorneys, men have a harder case to prove that they are the victims, not the perpetrators.”

If you are a victim of abuse, in order to prove your case — as well as protect your family — when domestic violence is an issue in your divorce, consider following “The Fives Musts For Dealing With Domestic Violence In Your Divorce.”

Joseph Cordell on Common Divorce Mistakes Men Make

Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell appeared on 970 WFLA radio in Tampa to discuss common blunders men commit in the divorce process, including moving out of the marital home and dating before the divorce is finalized.

The interview is based on the subject of Cordell & Cordell’s free divorce seminar on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay titled “The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce.”

Though the seminar is complimentary, registration is required by visiting the Tampa divorce seminar registration page or calling 813.884.8888.

To listen to the full interview, including a Mr. Cordell’s opinion of the “Tender Years Doctrine,” please visit the WFLA radio website.

Attorney Erica Christian on Huffington Post Live

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Cordell & Cordell Litigation Manager Erica Christian appeared on Huffington Post Live to discuss a proposed 20-year marriage contract and whether it’s radical or practical.

The New York Times journalist Matt Richtel suggested the contract idea as a new status quo that gives two people two decades of marriage, theoretically enough time to have and raise children.

You can watch the debate on marriage contracts on the Huffington Post Live website.