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Tiger’s Divorce and Potential Divorce Settlement

What could Elin Nordegren get in a potential divorce settlement with her husband, Tiger? This morning Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell spoke to Gordon Deal, host of The Wall Street Journal This Morning.

The firm’s CEO offered insightful commentary on such elements of the high-profile divorce as to the nature of the rumored prenup, the difference in the various states where the couple own homes in terms of distribution of wealth after divorce, likely strategies pertaining to renegotiation of their prenup, and issues such as Woods’ alleged sex addiction.

Listen to Cordell explain the options available to the world’s most famous athlete as he goes through what is sure to be among the world’s most high-stakes divorce.

Family Law Firm Pitched as Divorced Guy’s Guys

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article detailing Cordell & Cordell’s unique approach of representing men in divorce.

Most state laws do not allow courts to decide a case by giving preferential treatment to one gender or the other. But according to Joseph Cordell, Principal Partner of Cordell & Cordell, men need help countering “influential organizations outside the mainstream of society and their insistence on women’s interests to the utter exclusion of the merits of a given case.”

Cordell noted that “men often have to work a little harder to be awarded primary custody. When you’re disadvantaged, you’ll continue to be so unless you do what you can to help yourself.”

Cordell & Cordell and its website DadsDivorce.com are not political activism forums, nor are they actively involved in the fathers’ or men’s rights movement. Cordell explains that the firm’s clients “don’t have the time to invest in legislative or social movements. They’re fighting for their families, not a cause.”

St. Louis Family Law Firm Focused on Men

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently discovered the carnage and aftermath of divorce that men encounter as seen on the forum section of DadsDivorce.com. The website is owned and maintained by Cordell & Cordell, a law firm dedicated to working with men facing divorce.

Father’s rights movements have been insisting for many years that family courts are biased towards women. When looking at these websites, it doesn’t take long to see the rage these father’s feel towards the court system.

Cordell & Cordell co-founder, Joseph Cordell, stated that although he is not a political activist, he doesn’t “want to shy away from being brutally frank.”

“We’re really less involved in a movement or a political cause so much as we want to help a group who have very practical issues,” he said. “They don’t want to spend the time in a political fight for justice.”

Cordell Opens Two Illinois Family Law Offices

The Belleville News Democrat wrote about Cordell & Cordell opening two new offices in St. Louis’ Metro East market in Illinois. The St. Louis-based family law firm works primarily with men’s rights in divorce litigation.

The expansion is designed to better cater to their Illinois clients.

Cordell & Cordell wanted more convenience for clients, so the firm opened two new offices and closed the office in Fairview Heights. It was more convenient to open in Belleville and Edwardsville to be closer to where the clients are coming from.

Cordell & Cordell Illinois offices.

Prenuptial Agreement Trends in St. Louis

Joseph Cordell was quoted in St. Louis Magazine about new trends in prenuptial agreements.

There’s a popular perception that prenups are a cynical way to enter into a marriage,” said Cordell. “It’s true there’s recognition of the possibility of divorce, but to think otherwise is contrary to reality.”

“It’s more incumbent upon some people entering a marriage than others,” he added. “If you have a young couple getting married, and they’re both broke, then marital property is probably subject to a 50/50 division. By contrast, when you have an older couple, where parties have been married before or have accumulated substantial amounts of property, through a slight misstep in the normal judicial process of divorce, separate assets could be converted to become marital property. It would be reckless for a couple in that second example to ignore the possibility of divorce.”

Contact a Cordell & Cordell office near you to set up an appointment to discuss your prenuptial agreement.