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Huffington Post Features Joe Cordell’s 5 Musts To Handling Domestic Violence

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Unfortunately, when guys going through divorce say they are the victims of domestic violence, they are often met with blank stares, suspicion and disbelief.

Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph E. Cordell wrote about the frustrating reality in his article “The Fives Musts For Dealing With Domestic Violence In Your Divorce” appearing on HuffingtonPost.com.

“Let me be clear,” Mr. Cordell wrote. “Violence against women should not be tolerated, just as violence against men should not be tolerated. But in my experience and in the opinions of other Cordell & Cordell attorneys, men have a harder case to prove that they are the victims, not the perpetrators.”

If you are a victim of abuse, in order to prove your case — as well as protect your family — when domestic violence is an issue in your divorce, consider following “The Fives Musts For Dealing With Domestic Violence In Your Divorce.”

Joseph E. Cordell, founder of Cordell & Cordell family law offices

Edited By Joseph E. Cordell

Co-Founder, Principal Partner
Joseph E. Cordell, founder of Cordell & Cordell family law offices

Joseph E. Cordell is the Principal Partner at Cordell and Cordell, P.C., which he founded in 1990 with his wife, Yvonne. Over the past 25 years, the firm has grown to include more than 100 offices in 30 states, as well as internationally in the United Kingdom. Mr. Cordell is licensed to practice in the states of Illinois and Missouri and received his LL.M. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Joseph E. Cordell was named one of the Top 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Missouri.

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