January 2013 | Cordell & Cordell

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Video: Kelly Burris Discusses ‘Love Legalities’ on KVUE Austin

Cordell & Cordell Austin divorce lawyer Kelly L. Burris appeared on KVUE ABC News in Austin to discuss frequently asked divorce questions about “love legalities” including who gets to keep the wedding ring after a divorce and why prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich. Watch the three-minute video below to learn the answers to those questions and more:

Cordell & Cordell Unveils New Website, Logo

Cordell & Cordell - A Domestic Litigation FirmCordell & Cordell protects and promotes men’s family and financial interests before, during, and after divorce. Our vision is to serve our people, our clients, and our community with excellence and honor.

So when we sought to establish a new logo that mirrors the sterling reputation our firm has built over the past two decades, we wanted to maintain and convey our radically client-centered “partnership” approach as we steadfastly advocate for each individual client.

Cordell & Cordell is about connections. Our new icon features the two “C’s” of Cordell & Cordell forming a conversation bubble implying dialogue, compromise, and resolution.

The primary color of green establishes a trustworthy sense of wisdom and leadership while also being approachable and comforting during what can be a complex and complicated process.

Though our color, logo, and website look different, the mission of Cordell & Cordell remains unchanged: to be a global steward and legal advocate for men protecting their families and their assets with a passionate, intelligent, and tenacious devotion to excellence.

We hope you find our branding represents the peace of mind you are searching for and the fortitude necessary to secure a positive future for you and your family.

Dorothy Ripka Comments On Sperm Donor Being Sued For Child Support

wbapCordell & Cordell Partner Dorothy Ripka appeared on WBAP Dallas radio to discuss the State of Kansas suing a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple for child support.

William Marotta answered an online ad in 2009 from a lesbian couple who were seeking a sperm donor.

According to media reports, Marotta and the women signed an agreement waiving his parental rights, but the state argues that because Marotta didn’t go through a clinic or doctor as required by state law then he can be held responsible for back child support as well as future financial responsibilities.

Ms. Ripka commented on the unique situation with host Brian Estridge and offered tips on how men can protect themselves from a potential lifetime of liability for a child they thought they relinquished rights to.