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Joseph Cordell’s advice on prenups

The single largest business transaction that most people will go through is their marriage vow, according to Joseph Cordell, principal partner of Cordell & Cordell.

So why do so few people enter into a marriage without a prenuptial agreement?

“They’ve never really gained a lot of momentum in our culture among those financially below the very upper echelon. Usually, first marriages involve young couples who don’t have a lot of assets or children so they feel a prenup is addressing something that is entirely speculative,” Cordell said while appearing on the radio show Dresser After Dark with Michael Ray Dresser. (Listen to the full interview.)

When you get married, you are essentially becoming business partners that encompasses not only all the assets you currently posses (though there are exceptions of course), but also including every single dollar you make going forward, according to Cordell.

“It’s a huge deal, and most people head into marriage without realizing it’s the gravest financial decision they will every make,” Cordell told Dresser.

Cordell appeared on the program to discuss his new book, “The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce.” 500,000 men face divorce each year and most will make irreversible mistakes.

“This is an area in which men can least afford to make mistakes because they are in a court system that is set up against them,” Cordell said.

Click the link to listen to the full interview.

Divorce Column Features Joseph Cordell

The first article in the series Child Custody: The Divorce Files appears on the website this week. The go-to source on anything for men,, recently began running a bi-weekly divorce column penned by Cordell & Cordell co-founder and CEO Joseph Cordell.

“Cordell & Cordell believes that by educating himself, a man can avoid potentially costly pitfalls as he steps into the high-stakes arena of divorce,” Cordell explains. “We simply believe that a man can and must be educated as to the dangers and potential pitfalls awaiting him in the divorce courts, particularly if he is a father. This is why we have taken the leadership role in our industry by making divorce resources available on our own website as well as our website. We also know that an educated client is most often a successful client and, therefore, a satisfied client.”, which bills itself as “a men’s online magazine offering the best advice on dating, secrets of love, celebrity biography, relationships and health” will be running the ongoing divorce column to help men understand what is at stake in their divorce.

Read the first article Child Custody: The Divorce Files.


Cordell Launches Divorce Resource Website

Cordell & Cordell, the nation’s largest domestic litigation firm focused on the needs of men, has launched a new look online divorce resource website for men and fathers facing any stage of the divorce process. offers essential divorce information, resources, and advice about alimony, child support, and child custody through videos, podcasts, articles, and forums.

“We’ve had this site for 10 years and in that time have accumulated a tremendous amount of insight and advice for men going through divorce,” said Joseph Cordell, principal partner of Cordell & Cordell. “There was so much information available that we needed to organize it and have it searchable for specific content.”

The firm offers commentary and advice from their more than 130 lawyers through posted videos, podcasts, divorce articles, and online divorce forums on the website. One major feature of the refurbished site is Ask A Lawyer, in which readers are able to submit questions to Cordell & Cordell lawyers and receive an answer within 48 hours. All lawyers on staff contribute their years of experience to content, including the Ask A Lawyer feature.

“There is no better men’s divorce resource on the web”, says Cordell.

Family Law Firm Pitched as Divorced Guy’s Guys

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article detailing Cordell & Cordell’s unique approach of representing men in divorce.

Most state laws do not allow courts to decide a case by giving preferential treatment to one gender or the other. But according to Joseph Cordell, Principal Partner of Cordell & Cordell, men need help countering “influential organizations outside the mainstream of society and their insistence on women’s interests to the utter exclusion of the merits of a given case.”

Cordell noted that “men often have to work a little harder to be awarded primary custody. When you’re disadvantaged, you’ll continue to be so unless you do what you can to help yourself.”

Cordell & Cordell and its website are not political activism forums, nor are they actively involved in the fathers’ or men’s rights movement. Cordell explains that the firm’s clients “don’t have the time to invest in legislative or social movements. They’re fighting for their families, not a cause.”