June 2014 | Cordell & Cordell

Archives for June 2014

Joe Cordell Contributes New Column to The Huffington Post

huffington postCordell & Cordell Principal Partner and Founder Joe Cordell contributed a new column, “Why Moving Out is the Biggest Mistake in a Divorce,” to The Huffington Post regarding divorce and mistakes made when moving out of the marital home.

In the June 2014 article, Mr. Cordell points out that one of the most damaging errors men often make during the divorce process is when they decide to move out of the home. He cites his book, “The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce,” and mentions that this mistake ranks as number one on his list.

“The top reason not to leave the marital home ‘voluntarily’ is that it gives your wife’s attorney the opportunity to label you as abandoning the family,” said Mr. Cordell. “Even if you feel you are being bullied into leaving by your wife, let me be perfectly clear: You have no obligation to leave the home if your name is on the lease or mortgage.”

Mr. Cordell discusses the importance of showing “positive involvement and influence” in family life and going through the divorce process as a man, and especially as a dad in custody decisions.

He also listed some ideas for men facing this difficult decision on whether to move out of the marital home before a divorce or to stay.

“Move to a spare bedroom, avoid any unnecessary interactions with your soon-to-be ex spouse and, most importantly, continue being an active part of your children’s lives,” wrote Mr. Cordell.

Two Pennsylvania Men’s Divorce School Seminars in July

men's divorce schoolCordell & Cordell recently announced two free Men’s Divorce School seminars taking place in Pennsylvania this July 2014.

The first seminar takes place in Pittsburgh at the Omni William Penn hotel on Wednesday, July 16. The second seminar is in King of Prussia at the Sheraton Valley Forge hotel on Thursday, July 17.

Men’s Divorce School is a general divorce education event geared for the public, which provides a crash course on Divorce 101. Those who attend either event will get an overview of the divorce process, child support, spousal support, custody, general tips and strategies to use.

The event is free, and complimentary beverages are provided. Registration begins at 6 pm, and the presentation goes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Register below, at the Men’s Divorce School site here or by calling
866-DADS-LAW.


Joe Cordell, Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell Highlighted in USA Today Article about Fathers’ Rights

Principal Partner Joe Cordell, attorney Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell clients recently contributed to a USA Today article about fathers’ rights, which was published this past Father’s Day weekend.

The article, “More dads demand equal custody rights,” ran in 35 other newspapers across the country with a total readership of 1.7 million people.

“Guys are living in a world where there are equal rights in the workplace. They live in families where their wives’ pay is as much as theirs. Now, they’re becoming insistent that their role be respected in family court and that the traditional stereotypes have to go,” said Mr. Cordell.

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based attorney Jennifer Paine mentioned that “Custody decisions not only vary from state to state, but even greatly within a state within a county from judge to judge.”

Find copies of the article’s print version in PDF form below.

USA Today Article, Page One

USA Today Article, Page Two

 

Two Cordell & Cordell Attorneys Named Mountain States Rising Stars By Super Lawyers

super lawyers 2014Two Cordell & Cordell attorneys were selected to the 2014 Mountain States Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Jonathan Winn (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Brandon Leavitt (Henderson, Nevada) were both selected to this list for the first time.

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 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.

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.

Two Attorneys Named Florida Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

super lawyers 2014Two Cordell & Cordell Florida attorneys were selected to the 2014 Florida Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Lauren Dabule (Tampa Bay) and Alison Morriss (Miami) were both selected for the first time.

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 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.

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.