Joe Cordell Discusses Ashley Madison Hack With Fox Business

Joe Cordell Discusses Ashley Madison Hack With Fox Business

Fox BusinessAshley Madison, an online dating website with 37 million users that helps married people cheat, said Monday it had been hacked and some user data was stolen.

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell spoke with Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney to discuss the impact the breach could have on divorce attorneys, should the information be leaked.

“Divorce courts have become more salacious places ever since the Internet has gained momentum,” Mr. Cordell said. “This information will prove valuable to divorce lawyers because the laws in many states the maintenance amount is affected by whether or not there is marital misconduct. In addition, property division is affected. So it can have huge financial consequences for the people who are signing up for this.”

Mr. Cordell added that the information would provide valuable fodder for a divorce attorney working for the opposing side in a divorce case.

“It would certainly be relevant,” he said. “It comes into play in a lot of ways in divorce court. The courts are often impatient and it poisons the well in some respects in the minds of judges regarding marital misconduct and other factors. Not to mention it is often a trail that leads to additional valuable information.”

Watch the entire interview below. 

About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.