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Free Divorce Seminars in Philadelphia, Atlanta

ASA-CPA-email-adCordell & Cordell is sponsoring free divorce seminars on “Getting Divorced Without Going Broke” in Philadelphia and Atlanta on July 17 and 18, respectively.

Divorce brings financial challenges for everyone. But it’s especially challenging for primary earners, such as business owners and professionals, who must commonly contend with claims for their spouse’s support.

The American Society of Attorney-CPAs is presenting the complimentary seminars, sponsored by Cordell & Cordell, for business owners and professionals facing divorce.

Dually-licensed attorney-CPAs will give practical tips on weathering the storm with as little cost and conflict as possible. Don’t let divorce take away what you have worked so hard to achieve.

Philadelphia: Wednesday, July 17, Westin Philadelphia Hotel

Atlanta: Thursday, July 18, Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Register by calling 1-855-ATNY-CPA or online at

Family request custody of deceased woman’s kids

The family of a deceased Georgia woman is asking that custody of her children be granted to a grandparent rather than remaining with their father, who is a suspect in the woman’s death, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Nique Leili’s body was found under a pile of leaves outside of the Lawrenceville home she shared with her husband, Matt Leili, and their two daughters. So far, the newspaper reports there have been no arrests in connection with Nique Leili’s death.

Matt Leili has retained child custody of the couple’s daughters, ages 12 and nine, since the victim was reported missing over a week ago. However, Gwinnett County court records show that Matt Leili filed for divorce from his wife on July 13 and asked for sole custody, alimony and child support. The divorce petition was filed two days after Matt Leili told his wife’s family that she was missing.

Police said Matt Leili claims he and his wife had argued on July 8, and he woke up the next morning to find her missing, the newspaper reports.

A lawyer for Nique Leili’s father told the media outlet that he would be filing a petition to allow his client to have legal custody of his grandchildren.

“I have prepared a petition for the grandfather to get at least visitation, if not custody, of the two minor children,” the attorney said. “The first priority is to make sure they’re safe.”

Grandparents must petition a family law court to request full or partial custody of a child, or even visitations. The custody rights of grandparents may be applicable in cases where one or both parents die, or in certain divorce or separation cases.

Allen Iversons wife files for divorce again

The wife of former NBA player Allen Iverson has filed for divorce for the secondtime in 15 months, according to a report by a prominent celebrity news site.

Tawanna Iverson, who filed for divorce last year but then dropped it, refiled at a Fulton County, Georgia, court, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The media outlet said she is asking for child support and alimony payments as well as a share of the property and money accumulated during their 10-year union.

In addition, Tawanna Iverson is requesting sole legal and physical custody of the couple’s five children, reported the source.

Iverson is an 11-time NBA All-Star player, including a two-time All-Star MVP, an award which he won in 2001 and 2005. Iverson also won the NBA MVP award for the 2000-2001 season and helped bring the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Finals that year. The famous point guard also played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and the Memphis Grizzlies.

In October, Iverson signed a two-year contact with a Turkish Basketball League, although published reports state he hopes to return to the NBA next season.