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Joe Cordell, Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell Highlighted in USA Today Article about Fathers’ Rights

Principal Partner Joe Cordell, attorney Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell clients recently contributed to a USA Today article about fathers’ rights, which was published this past Father’s Day weekend.

The article, “More dads demand equal custody rights,” ran in 35 other newspapers across the country with a total readership of 1.7 million people.

“Guys are living in a world where there are equal rights in the workplace. They live in families where their wives’ pay is as much as theirs. Now, they’re becoming insistent that their role be respected in family court and that the traditional stereotypes have to go,” said Mr. Cordell.

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based attorney Jennifer Paine mentioned that “Custody decisions not only vary from state to state, but even greatly within a state within a county from judge to judge.”

Find copies of the article’s print version in PDF form below.

USA Today Article, Page One

USA Today Article, Page Two

 

Attorney Jennifer Paine Contributes to AP article, Discusses Divorce Parties

associated pressCordell & Cordell’s Ann Arbor-based attorney Jennifer Paine contributed to an Associated Press story about divorce parties.

The article, titled “Today’s divorces can mean cake and eating it, too,” explains the rise of parties and festivities that celebrate divorce. While most recently published in The Denver Post, the story is owned by AP and will be featured in multiple publications across the country.

In the article, Paine explained how divorce celebrations and cakes can represent a fresh start on life.

“For divorce, that means the final date of divorce, when all of the hard work and emotions are over,” she said. “It used to mean going out with buddies. Then there was the era of sending a divorce card, then the trip to Las Vegas, and now parties.”

Find the complete article online.

Six Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

super lawyers 2014Six Cordell & Cordell Pennsylvania attorneys were selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Amy Humbert (Pittsburgh), Richard A. Julius (Pittsburgh), Courtney Knox (Pittsburgh), Jason Lasser (Pittsburgh) and Dorothy C. Wolbert (Pittsburgh) were all selected for the first time. Jana M. Palko (Pittsburgh) was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star for the third year.

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.

Super 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.

Joe Cordell Speaks on WBBM Noon Business Hour About What to Expect in a Divorce

wbbm noon business hourPrincipal Partner Joseph Cordell spoke on CBS Radio’s prestigious WBBM Noon Business Hour about how to prepare for divorce, what to expect and best practices for going through a divorce. This interview was featured on the station’s Personal Finance Wednesday segment on May 7.

Mr. Cordell also discussed how divorce can devastate investments, assets and your business, often putting others at peril. He spoke about the importance of preparing for such events and understanding what can occur if one is about to face the reality of divorce.

Earlier this year, Mr. Cordell wrote an article for Financial Advisor magazine about similar issues, and particularly, about the need for financial advising assistance during different steps in a divorce as well as for different persons.

Find audio from Mr. Cordell’s radio interview on Noon Business Hour below.

2014 CLE Sells Out With More Than 340 Participants

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More than 340 attorneys attended and participated in Cordell & Cordell’s 14th Annual Domestic Litigation Forum on April 11, 2014. This year’s CLE was the first forum to sell out and was the largest CLE event yet.

With ten separate speakers from offices all across the country presenting topics to the attorney participants, this year’s CLE focused on a number of different key issues.

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell moderated the seminar.

Topics included tax issues in divorce cases, litigating family law cases on a budget, military divorce and custody, child support, ethics in family practice and more.

The full list of speakers included:

Scott C. Trout, Executive/Managing Partner and CEO, St. Louis office

Frank Murphy, Senior Partner, St. Louis office

Barbara Johnson-Stern, Partner, Denver office

Jason Bowman, Senior Attorney, Louisville office

Lisa F. Karges, Senior Attorney, Tampa office

Brad K. Cunningham, Litigation Manager, Tulsa office

Erica Gittings, Litigation Manager, Madison and Milwaukee offices

Cherlyn Crosby, Assistant Litigation Manager, St. Charles office

Kelly L. Burris, Team Leader, Austin office

Heather Biagi, Assistant Team Leader, St. Louis office