March 2013 | Cordell & Cordell

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Joe Cordell Discusses Men’s Divorce on KDKA Pittsburgh

Cordell & Cordell CEO and Co-founder Joseph CordellCordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell appeared on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh to discuss common men’s divorce issues.

Mr. Cordell detailed specific questions men should ask a lawyer when trying to find the right divorce attorney, in addition to encouraging listeners to visit DadsDivorce.com and its “treasure trove” of divorce resources for men.

Click the audio player below to listen to the full interview.

Scott Trout Discusses False Accusations on WLW Radio

700-WLWWhy does the guy always have to move out during a divorce? How should a man handle false accusations of abuse?

Cordell & Cordell Managing Partner Scott C. Trout answered these common family law questions and more on the “Eddie & Tracy Show” on 700 WLW radio in Cincinnati.

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Kelly Burris Named 2013 Texas Rising Star

Cordell & Cordell Team Leader Kelly BurrisCordell & Cordell Austin attorney Kelly Burris has been selected to the 2013 Texas Rising Stars list. This marks the ninth time in the previous 10 years that Ms. Burris was recognized with this prestigious designation.

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.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

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. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.

Ms. Burris is also Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, one of only 743. In 2010, she received the President’s Award of Merit from the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and in 2006 she was named one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40” by D Magazine.

Men’s Health Examines The Custody Bias With Joe Cordell

mens-healthMensHealth.com examined “The Custody Bias” and, with the help of Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell, answered the questions: Is the justice system unfair to fathers seeking child custody? And what can dads do to keep their kids?

Mr. Cordell advises any man in a rocky marriage to take a critical look inward before the divorce papers arrive. Have you started drinking more than you should? Are you attending PTA meetings and doctor appointments?

“Somebody is going to talk about the fact that you weren’t there and your wife was,” Cordell told MensHealth.com. Prepare, and be honest, so you won’t be caught off guard. “Divorce is an ugly thing. That’s why you don’t want to go there unless you have to.”

Read the Men’s Health article on “The Custody Bias.”

What Divorcing Couples Must Know About Their Home

Cordell & Cordell CEO and Co-founder Joseph CordellCordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell provided the Huffington Post with three ways to value the marital home in a divorce.

For many couples, the marital residence is the largest asset obtained during the marriage, writes Mr. Cordell. Whether you or your spouse wishes to retain the marital residence after the divorce, it is important that an accurate value is obtained for purposes of property division.

Read “Three Ways To Value Your Home In A Divorce” to ensure that a fair and accurate value for the property is obtained.