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Scott Trout Appears On Family Law Panel

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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.”

Click here to read the full article.

Frank Murphy

Written By Frank Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer
Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy is the Chief Compliance Officer and an Executive Partner at Cordell & Cordell. His responsibilities include oversight of the Firm’s compliance with Legal and Ethical obligations as well as contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Firm as an Executive Partner.

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