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Video: Cordell & Cordell News – September 5, 2014

Cordell & Cordell as well as sponsored sites DadsDivorce and MensDivorce present a news video for the week of September 5, 2014.

This week, Cordell & Cordell attorney Jill Duffy was recognized as a 2014 Michigan Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This was her first time earning the award.

DadsDivorce featured an article about the worst U.S. states for obtaining a divorce. MensDivorce launched its new weekly newsletter.

Check out the news video below.

Cordell & Cordell, Jill Duffy Rising Star Article

DadsDivorce, Worst U.S. States for Divorce

MensDivorce, New Weekly Newsletter

Cordell & Cordell Attorney Named Michigan Rising Star

super lawyers 2014Cordell & Cordell Michigan divorce attorney Jill Duffy was named a Rising Star in the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Ms. Duffy (Troy, MI) was selected to be on this list for the first time.

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

michigan attorney jill duffySuper Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 years old or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, and who they have personally observed in action.

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.”

Joe Cordell Divorce Discussion with WAEC 860 Radio in Atlanta

Love 860 radioThis week, Cordell & Cordell principal partner Joseph Cordell spoke on Love 860 WAEC Radio about fatherhood.

Mr. Cordell discussed the importance of fatherhood, child custody and child support issues that often affect men and the changes he’s seen in the last few years with many men actively seeking out more parenting time with their children.

He mentioned that, in terms of custody, many men who are clients of Cordell & Cordell are “more ambitious than social workers, attorneys or ex [partners] might believe and want more than just scraps from the table.”

Mr. Cordell spoke about the recent trends with fathers, their roles and their motivations to have rights to their children.

“Originally, men were seen as paychecks, and it was believed that the mothers did all the nurturing,” explained Mr. Cordell. “But now, thankfully, guys are coming back and demanding their rightful place in their kids’ lives.”

Listen to a complete audio clip of the radio show below.

Joseph Cordell Discusses Financial Advisors and Divorce

financial advisor magazineFinancial advisors and divorce are the focus in Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell’s recent column for Financial Advisor Magazine.

In his August 2014 article, “Five Steps to Helping Divorcing Clients,” Mr. Cordell outlines different actions financial advisors can take to better prepare themselves for dealing with clients going through divorce.

Mr. Cordell emphasizes the importance of obtaining Certified Divorce Financial Analyst accreditation as well as sharpening marketing focus, getting information out about accreditation and experience, developing a revenue model for divorcing clients and, ultimately, cultivating a divorce-friendly environment.

“Relationships formed during those trying times not only take a weight off the shoulders of the person going through a divorce but also help create enduring associations that can last for decades after the divorce is finalized,” said Mr. Cordell.

Read the article online here.