Scott Trout Appears On Family Law Panel

Scott Trout Appears On Family Law Panel

St. Louis Business JournalCordell & Cordell Executive/Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout recently appeared on a panel of family law professionals to discuss various aspects of the divorce process in the October 30-November 5 issue of the St. Louis Business Journal.

In the article, Mr. Trout explains how the economy impacts divorce, how prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are enforced by the courts, what challenges business owners face in divorce courts, and more.

Mr. Trout also detailed several different divorce strategies he advises clients to utilize during the divorce process, such as filing first.

Scott Trout

Cordell & Cordell Executive/Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout

“I’m a big fan of the strategy of filing first,” Mr. Trout said. “Don’t file first just because it’s strategically advantageous, or has an advantage to it when your marriage has a chance of being saved. It’s odd to have that recommendation come from a divorce lawyer in an initial consultation where you say, ‘Is your marriage broken? Because I don’t want you filing if it’s not.’

“… we always say a bad marriage is better than a really terrible divorce.”

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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.