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Cordell & Cordell Hosting Men’s Divorce School Seminars In Des Moines, Little Rock

Men's Divorce SchoolCordell & Cordell recently announced it is hosting two free Men’s Divorce School seminars in Des Moines, Iowa, and Little Rock, Ark. [Read more…]

Cordell & Cordell Announces Opening Of First Arkansas Office In Little Rock

Cordell & Cordell new officesCordell & Cordell announced the opening of a new office in Little Rock, the firm’s first office in Arkansas[Read more…]

Joe Cordell On Bobby Petrino, Marital Misconduct

Joseph CordellCordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell appeared on Yahoo Sports Radio Network to discuss disgraced football coach Bobby Petrino’s case and how marital misconduct impacts divorce for men.

Petrino, a married father of four children, was fired as head football coach at the University of Arkansas after he covered up he was having an affair with Jessica Dorell, a 25-year-old Arkansas athletic department employee whom he hired. Their affair was revealed after Petrino and Dorrell were involved in a motorcycle accident.

“Whenever you have misconduct like this it has effects that ramify throughout the entire case,” Cordell told host Craig Shemon. “There is potential civil liability of which a judgment could affect marital assets. Dissipating assets, such as giving $20,000 to his girlfriend as has been reported, is also frowned upon by family law judges.”

Listen below to Cordell’s full interview with Yahoo Sports Radio Network:

Louisiana program helps fathers in need of child support money

A program that partners a court system in Louisiana and Goodwill Industries could help fathers in the area find work, as the point of this movement is to provide these individuals with a way to pay child support, according to the Shreveport Times.

Charles Ahart, an Arkansas native, was arrested and brought to court in Shreveport, Louisiana, due to the fact that he was unable to provide his child support payments.

The program helped him get his life back on track, and provided a support system so that he could give financial help to his daughter.

“I had no job, no money and no place to go,” he told the Times. “This program has really strengthened me. I went from having nothing to having a job, a house and now a fiancée.”

According to Goodwill Industries, the program is just one of the many job-help initiatives that exist across the country, as a similar effort was created in Macon, Georgia, to help residents get back on their feet.

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Nevada boasts highest divorce rate in nation

While Nevada is known the world over for its quickie marriages, the state is now also known for another dubious honor. According to CNBC, Nevada has the highest divorce rate in the U.S. – 6.6 divorces per 1,000 people.

One of the hubs of divorce in the state is Reno, once known as the Divorce Capital of the World, the news source states. The lifestyle in the city, an atmosphere ripe with partying, gambling, legal brothels and other temptations, tends to lend itself to high divorce rates.

Arkansas has the second highest divorce rate in the nation, with 5.6 divorces per 1,000 people. According to the news provider, economic difficulties and financial stress experienced by many in the state have attributed to this rate. In addition, residents often get married at younger ages, which could play a role in a higher divorce rate, marriage counselor Dr. Gary Oliver told CNBC.

Other states listed as having the top 10 divorce rates, in descending order, are Wyoming, Idaho, West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Alaska, Florida and Maine.

According to the Heritage Foundation, divorce can lead to financial hardship. Nearly 50 percent of parents with children see their family’s income drop by as much as 50 percent following divorce.