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Free Men’s Divorce School Seminar in Las Vegas this September

men's divorce school event, las vegasCordell & Cordell just announced a free Men’s Divorce School seminar, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The seminar will take place at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Men’s Divorce School is a general divorce education event geared for the public, which provides a crash course on Divorce 101. Those who attend either event will get an overview of the divorce process, child support, spousal support, custody, general tips and strategies to use.

The event is free, and complimentary beverages are provided. Registration begins at 6 pm, and the presentation goes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Register below, at the Men’s Divorce School site here or by calling
866-DADS-LAW.


Video: Cordell & Cordell News – August 29, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce and MensDivorce, present a news video for the week of August 29, 2014.

This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell talked about the importance of fathers and their parental rights on Love 860 radio, based in the Atlanta area. Mr. Cordell also contributed acolumn about financial advisors and preparing for clients going through divorce to Financial Advisor magazine.

DadsDivorce outlined five different hobbies men can try out after a divorce. MensDivorce highlighted a profile story of a divorce survivor named “Charles.”

Why Don’t More Men Ask For Alimony? Joe Cordell Answers In Huffington Post Column

logo-huffington-postAn alimony case in Nebraska successfully argued by a Cordell & Cordell attorney that the law had to be gender blind should serve as a wake-up call to men that asking for alimony should not be shameful or undignified, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell writes in his most recent Huffington Post divorce column.

In “Why Don’t More Men Ask For Alimony?”, Mr. Cordell argues part of the problem with only 3 percent of men receiving alimony is that guys refuse to ask for it.

“Our attorneys have found guys believe asking for alimony is perceived as a sign of weakness, further emasculating them in a relationship that was already lopsided and broken,” Mr. Cordell writes. “If the roles were reversed, the wife would ask for alimony and not blink an eye at an award.”

But if guys are too afraid, embarrassed, or ashamed to petition for spousal support then do not be surprised if that “97 percent of alimony payers are men” figure remains that lopsided in the coming years.

Read Mr. Cordell’s full Huffington Post column, “Why Don’t More Men Ask For Alimony?”

Male Client Receives Alimony; Cordell & Cordell Attorney Successfully Defends Appeal

Cordell & Cordell Attorney Jamie KinkaidBy arguing the law had to be gender blind, Cordell & Cordell Omaha divorce lawyer Jamie Kinkaid successfully defended an appeal allowing her male client to receive an alimony award.

The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled the lower court was reasonable in awarding alimony to the husband, Ms. Kinkaid’s client, not based on need but more so on the contributions to the marriage and disparity in income.

Opposing counsel argued alimony should only be based on need and that the husband earned a decent wage that was more than his living expenses. However, Ms. Kinkaid presented case law that evidenced the lower court was correct with the only difference being that of gender since her client is male.

“I think the case serves as a reminder that justice is actually blind to gender, as it should be,” Ms. Kinkaid said. “It should serve as a wake-up to men that asking for alimony should not be shameful or undignified. If the roles were reversed, your wife would ask for alimony and not blink at an award.”

If you are a man faced with divorce, don’t succumb to historically gender biased preconceived notions about what a male can be awarded in a divorce case. Contact a Cordell & Cordell divorce lawyer to discuss your options.

 

Joe Cordell on Bloomberg Radio: More Men Awarded Alimony

Joseph CordellCordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell appeared on Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox” show to discuss positive trends related to men in divorce cases, particularly the increase in men receiving spousal support.

Judges are more frequently awarding maintenance to guys as women continue to advance in the workplace and contribute more to the family finances.

“As a firm, we’re glad to see judges are increasingly willing to ignore gender in awarding maintenance, and this is something radically different than in the past,” said Mr. Cordell.

Listen to the full interview below: