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Fatherhood: What It Means To Be A Dad – Men’s Divorce Podcast

In this episode, our host, Scott Trout, CEO & Managing Partner of Cordell & Cordell, is joined by Patrick Kelly, Cordell & Cordell Lead Litigator. Together, they delve into the essence of fatherhood, examining the weighty responsibilities, challenges, and rewards that come with this role.

Mr. Trout and Mr. Kelly reflect on the impact dads have on their children’s lives, from imparting values and guidance to providing emotional support and stability. They also share some memories from their own journey within fatherhood.

Throughout this episode, you’ll gain an understanding of the significance of fatherhood and the bonds it creates. Mr. Trout and Mr. Kelly emphasize the importance of being a steadfast presence in your children’s lives, nurturing their development, and fostering connections that last a lifetime.

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You Have Questions, We Have Answers – Cordell & Cordell Virtual Town Hall

Cordell & Cordell’s virtual town hall features a question-and-answer session with a panel of divorce attorneys. Cordell & Cordell Managing/Executive Partner, CEO Scott Trout, is joined by Cordell & Cordell Senior Litigation Attorney, Asa Neff, and Cordell & Cordell, Lead Litigator, Christina Wilford.

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Together, the attorneys dive straight into your questions about divorce. Topics covered this month range from traveling with your children out of state while having 50/50 custody, selling the marital home, what alimony could look like for you, splitting health insurance, and more.

Cordell & Cordell is continuing to host monthly town halls to help answer the most pressing issues men face during divorce. Be sure to register for the next session. A recording of the town hall will be emailed to all registrants so you can still watch if unable to attend live.

If you are facing any sort of family law issue, get in touch with a Cordell & Cordell divorce attorney.

Call: 1-866-DADS-LAW

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You Have Questions, We Have Answers – Child Support After College & More

Cordell & Cordell’s virtual town hall features a question-and-answer session with a panel of divorce attorneys.

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Cordell & Cordell Managing/Executive Partner, CEO Scott Trout, is joined by Cordell & Cordell Litigation Manager, Samantha Miller, and Cordell & Cordell, Litigation Attorney, Kellan Potts. Together, the attorneys dive into the topic of child support for children who are getting ready to graduate high school. It’s important to know how your child support will look after your child enters college, whether you will be helping to pay for college, continuing to pay child support, and so on. Moving on from this, the attorneys take questions from the audience regarding all things divorce. Topics covered this month range from what your assets may look like after your divorce, if you must disclose all of your information to the court during divorce, traveling outside the country with your children whom you have split custody of, and more.

Cordell & Cordell is continuing to host monthly town halls to help answer the most pressing issues men face during divorce. Be sure to register for the next session. A recording of the town hall will be emailed to all registrants so you can still watch if unable to attend live.

If you are facing any sort of family law issue, get in touch with a Cordell & Cordell divorce attorney.

Call: 1-866-DADS-LAW

Cordell & Cordell: http://cordellcordell.com/

DadsDivorce: http://www.dadsdivorce.com/

MensDivorce: http://mensdivorce.com/

You Have Questions, We Have Answers.

Cordell & Cordell’s virtual town hall features a question-and-answer session with a panel of divorce attorneys.

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Cordell & Cordell Managing/Executive Partner, CEO Scott Trout, is joined by Cordell & Cordell Litigation Attorney, Cassandra Colombo, and Cordell & Cordell, Senior Litigation Attorney, Christian Skordos. The group begins February’s Town Hall by discussing the issue of legal custody. They discuss what legal custody may look like during a case regarding a transgender child and other medical decisions co-parents may face. From there they move on to answer questions from the audience, touching on topics such as how long it may take to get specific court dates, child support after children become legal adults, complications with vehicle debt, and more.

Cordell & Cordell is continuing to host monthly town halls to help answer the most pressing issues men face during divorce. Be sure to register for the next session. A recording of the town hall will be emailed to all registrants so you can still watch if unable to attend live.

Family Law Timelines & Your Most Pressing Questions About Divorce Answered

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Cordell & Cordell’s virtual town hall features a question-and-answer session with a panel of divorce attorneys.

Cordell & Cordell Managing/Executive Partner, CEO Scott Trout is joined by Litigation Attorney, Chantal Crawley, and Litigation Attorney, Morgan Rich, in November’s Virtual Town Hall. The panel discusses the types of timelines they are currently seeing within the United States court system, along with how these timelines are impacting cases. They also take questions from the audience regarding their most pressing concerns about divorce. The panel answers questions about when to file to have your child support reviewed, what types of claims an individual going through a divorce has to their home, splitting IRAs during a divorce case, taking children from a spouse without a set custody agreement, and more.

Cordell & Cordell is continuing to host monthly town halls to help answer the most pressing issues men face during divorce. Be sure to register for the next session. A recording of the town hall will be emailed to all registrants so you can still watch if unable to attend live.

Mediation Updates and Your Family Law Questions Answered

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Cordell & Cordell’s virtual town hall features a question-and-answer session with a panel of divorce attorneys.

Cordell & Cordell Managing/Executive Partner, CEO Scott Trout is joined by divorce attorneys Presley Davis and Christopher Kennedy as they discuss updates regarding mediation and take answers from the audience regarding the family law issues they are facing. Topics covered include paying child support in the form of a stock, modifying child support and alimony after cohabitation, how tax exemptions can affect child support and alimony recalculations, whether you have the right to know where your ex is living when you share joint legal custody, modifying child support after emancipation and a change in income, and more.

Cordell & Cordell is continuing to host monthly town halls to help answer the most pressing issues men face during divorce. Be sure to register for the next session. A recording of the town hall will be emailed to all registrants so you can still watch if unable to attend live.

You Have Questions, We Have Answers – Family Law Q&A

Cordell & Cordell’s virtual town hall features a question-and-answer session with a panel of divorce attorneys.

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Cordell & Cordell Managing/Executive Partner, CEO Scott Trout is joined by Litigation Partners Kelly Burris and Jonathan Winn as they take answers from the audience regarding their most pressing concerns about divorce. The panel answers questions about withdrawing money from 401k accounts to pay for attorney fees, templates for outlining income and expenses, how long to wait before pursuing action for unpaid alimony, consequences of using child support payments for personal use, how to avoid a drawn-out divorce process, what constitutes contempt, dealing with a biased Guardian Ad Litem, and more.

Cordell & Cordell is continuing to host monthly town halls to help answer the most pressing issues men face during divorce. Be sure to register for the next session. A recording of the town hall will be emailed to all registrants so you can still watch if unable to attend live.

Divorce School for Men – Virtual Town Hall

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Cordell & Cordell’s latest virtual town hall, “Divorce School for Men,” covered the most essential aspects of divorce that guys should know as they begin the process.

The discussion was moderated by Cordell & Cordell Managing/Executive Partner, CEO Scott Trout and included a national panel of divorce attorneys from across the U.S. The panel covered such topics as the role you can expect to play in your child’s life, whether to move out of the house during a divorce, the advantages of filing for divorce first, how to handle various financial accounts, what to expect in terms of child support and alimony, and more.

Cordell & Cordell is continuing to host monthly town halls to help answer the most pressing issues men face during divorce. Be sure to register for the next session. A recording of the town hall will be emailed to all registrants so you can still watch if unable to attend live.

Cordell & Cordell’s Virtual Town Hall Offers Tips on Progressing Your Divorce Case During COVID-19

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When you know your marriage is irretrievably broken and you wish to move forward with your life, you do not want to wait and be subject to delays for any reason. You want to sort out who gets what and parenting time schedules with your shared children, so that way you can help them adjust, and you can adjust, as well.

You may be like many divorcing spouses around the country, dealing with a family court system that has been hampered by restrictions. COVID-19 has changed the flow of the court system and has restructured many of its capabilities. Many hearings now are being virtually held through video conferencing, while others have been delayed, in anticipation of increased restrictions.

Cordell & Cordell held a virtual town hall, hosted by CEO, Executive Managing Partner Scott Trout, and featured a panel of family law attorneys from across the United States. They highlighted the changes made to the family court system and offered insight into cases that can progress.

You may be like select couples, who are exploring “weekend divorce,” according to 13NewsNow. This phenomenon was made popular during the pandemic and is aimed toward divorcing couples who may be on more amicable terms. Cordell & Cordell attorneys explored the implications of this streamlined process and cautioned against the oversimplified expectations that it may incite.

“This ‘weekend divorce’, to me, seemed like it was going a little bit too far for some of the guys that we represent,” Mr. Trout said. “What it did is it puts them in a room and tells them ‘You go in on a Friday, and you’re married. You can be guaranteed on Sunday that you walk out with a divorce agreement.’”

While the timeline of weekend divorce does not mean that a divorcing spouse would end the weekend as a single individual, it does imply that agreements on simplistic issues may be reached. However, Cordell & Cordell Arizona Litigation Manager Tali Collins cautioned against maintaining that mental timeline.

“What I don’t like clients to do is get buyer’s remorse,” Ms. Tali said. “You do want to have a lot of time to think about the decisions that you’re making and what’s most important to you.”

Exploring mediation

Even if it is not reached during the course of a weekend, you may explore formal or informal mediation during your divorce process, allowing your attorney to assist in reaching your goals.

“Mediation is a great tool to try and chip away contested issues,” Cordell & Cordell Maryland Ashley Ward said. “It can be a complete agreement, or what I like to call a global agreement.

“In Maryland, we don’t have ‘weekend divorces,’ but we do have grounds for the divorce, titled mutual consent. If you have a global agreement, in regards to property, custody, and all other aspects of the marriage and family, the court will give you a divorce without any wait time.”

Engaging in discovery and case strategies

If you are like most going through the divorce process during COVID-19, you may not have the luxury of being able to create amicable agreements in such short periods of time. You may have to wait for family court proceedings to help sort through existing issues, such as child custody or asset division. Even if there are court delays and restrictions, there still are ways your attorney can remain proactive in your case.

“Discovery, to me, is all about preparation and being proactive,” Ms. Ward said. “You don’t have to be in court to have discovery. That can continue despite what is happening in the court system.”

If you are facing divorce and a family court system experiencing delays and restrictions, it is vital that you remain in contact with your attorney, engaging with your case and your future. It allows you to stay active and participate in your attorney’s strategies that best suit your situation.

“Your attorney should be having discussions with you, especially if there’s going to be experts involved or anything like that,” Cordell & Cordell Litigation Attorney David Thomas said. “If you are using an accounting expert that is going to be evaluating the value of a business or tracing accounting records, those processes can sometimes take two or three months or more on the short end.”

Moving your case forward is possible, even during COVID-19. With the assistance of your attorney, you can progress in your divorce and create a new life for yourself and your children.

Cordell & Cordell Virtual Town Hall Emphasizes the Importance of Strategy in Divorce Cases

The facts of your divorce case may be different from other divorce cases. Your divorce case may involve shared children and a home situation that requires you to seek full custody. Your case may involve a family home that you wish to sell, but your spouse does not and instead, wishes to live in it.

The intricacies of marriage reveal themselves during the divorce process, and your family law attorney needs to be made aware of all of the facts, both good and bad, in order to formulate an effective strategy in family court.

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Virtual Town Hall

Cordell & Cordell hosted a Virtual Town Hall on October 14, detailing how case strategies are devised and employed in family court.

The Virtual Town Hall was led by Cordell & Cordell CEO, Managing/Executive Partner Scott Trout and featured a panel of attorneys from across the United States.

Getting ahead of accusations

They highlighted the ways your soon-to-be ex-spouse may attempt to either attack or defend against your side’s strategy in court through a strategy of their own.

“Think about everything negative she has ever said when you guys are fighting and really take that to heart,” Cordell & Cordell New Jersey Senior Litigation Attorney Diana Megalla said. “Tell me what those points are. Don’t be embarrassed. Don’t let me find out in court.”

Clear and honest communication with your attorney is a central aspect to a divorce or child custody case. This allows an attorney to come prepared to combat any accusation your soon-to-be ex-spouse may make.

“I want to get ahead of any possible accusations that may be made,” Ms. Megalla said.

“For example, Mom may say ‘He doesn’t feed the kids.’ Nine times out of 10, my clients will have text messages showing ‘Hey, I’ve made this meal for the kids. So-and-so loved the meal.’ If you tell me what the accusation is, we can find ways to get ahead of it before I have to hear it in court.”

Evidence and discovery

Evidence can be key, not only in combatting possible accusations, but also to highlight assets or patterns in character. Discovery plans should reflect the individual facts of the case, allowing you to find evidence in support of points of contention.

“It’s important to talk to your attorney regarding what the issues are and coming up with a strategy that is custom for your case specifically,” Cordell & Cordell Texas Lead Litigator Coleen Kinsler said.

Depending on the issues associated with the discovery, it can lead to attorneys taking more time to complete the discovery, creating additional legal fees.

“It can be expensive,” Mr. Trout said. “That’s why it is important to have a conversation, talking about what’s appropriate for your case. Obviously, the more issues there are, especially contentious ones, there is more need for discovery.”

Having honest discussions and gathering the necessary evidence through discovery allows you and your attorney to head to family court prepared and ready for issues that may come up. This is especially important when child custody and your place in your child’s life are at stake.

Information about your children

Having up-to-date information regarding the ins and outs of your children’s lives is critical to show a judge that you are an involved parent. Sharing that information with your attorney beforehand and allowing them to illustrate your involvement in their lives establishes your presence in the eyes of a judge.

“Gathering documentation and information about the lives of your children is incredibly helpful to a custody case,” Cordell & Cordell Arizona Litigation Attorney Jessica America said. “Where have your children been living for the past five years? Who has been living with them? Can you provide medical records? Have you been going to doctor’s visits with them? Can you prove it?

“The more documents and evidence you can produce, the more you will save time and money, so your attorney doesn’t have to search for it.”

Start early

Gathering these documents is a task that you do not have to wait for a directive to do. If you have not found a family law attorney yet, but know that you would like a divorce, you have the ability to do that preparation beforehand and help your case before it starts.

“It’s never too early to start,” Cordell & Cordell Florida Litigation Alison Morriss said. “Realistically, we’re starting with that initial filing. We’re starting with that initial consultation, even before the divorce is filed, so get started with your attorney and get started right away.