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Free Miami “Men’s Divorce School” Seminar Dec. 18

300x250Men'sDivorceSchoolMen’s Divorce School,” a complimentary seminar presented on Wed., Dec. 18, in Miami by the domestic litigation firm Cordell & Cordell, will provide a crash course in Divorce 101.

How is custody decided? Will you have to pay child support and alimony? What is the divorce process like in Miami?

Learn the answers to those questions and more at Cordell & Cordell’s complimentary seminar on Wed., Dec. 18, at the W South Beach hotel. Doors open at 6 pm. The seminar begins at 6:30 pm.

If you’re facing a divorce – perhaps one you don’t even want – you should attend the free “Men’s Divorce School” seminar.

Register below or by calling 866-DADS-LAW (866-323-7529).

Jennifer Paine Blogs About Michigan’s Auto No Fault Law and Divorce

Cordell & Cordell Attorney Jennifer PaineCordell & Cordell Michigan divorce attorney Jennifer M. Paine authored a guest blog on a family law attorney’s perspective on Michigan’s auto “No Fault” law for MichiganAutoLaw.com.

Specifically, Ms. Paine writes about the issue of No Fault benefits for children of divorced parents and whose auto insurance policy covers an injured child after a car accident.

“For family law attorneys, no fault automobile insurance law is just one of many areas that we must take into consideration in crafting our settlement agreements and preparing for trial – but, it is an ever increasingly important one,” Ms. Paine writes.

For more information on this often confusing issue of the intersection between Michigan’s No Fault laws and what happens after a divorce, please read Ms. Paine’s article, “An experienced family law attorney’s perspective on Michigan’s auto No Fault law.”

You can also read a related article, “Who pays for No Fault benefits for minor children of divorced parents injured in a car accident?” authored by Steven Gursten.

Heather Biagi Discusses Fathers’ Rights On St. Louis Public Radio

kwmuSt. Louis family law attorney Heather Biagi appeared on “St. Louis On The Air” to discuss fathers’ rights and the challenges dads face in family law courts.

Child support in particular makes things complicated, especially in paternity cases.

“You can be deemed by the state to be dad for purposes of paying child support, but not for purposes of custody and visitation,” Biagi told host Don Marsh.

This means a father can be paying child support to a mother while simultaneously paying court and attorney fees to gain custody and visitation rights.

Click here to listen to the full interview.

Attorney Trisha Festerling Named Wisconsin Rising Star

Cordell & Cordell Attorney Trisha FesterlingCordell & Cordell Milwaukee attorney Trisha B. Festerling was selected to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list for family law attorneys. 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.

Ms. Festerling exclusively practices family law at Cordell & Cordell, the nation’s largest men’s divorce law firm with 76 offices in 27 states, including locations in Milwaukee and Madison. This is Ms. Festerling’s first Super Lawyers award, though the National Association of Professional Women named her one of the 2010 Women of the Year.

Ms. Festerling also received an award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest for successfully assisting in the prosecution and conviction of two Milwaukee drug dealers.

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.