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Cordell & Cordell Attorney Named New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers

super-lawyers-2014Cordell & Cordell attorney Chad Jerome was named to the 2014 New York Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Mr. Jerome (Albany, NY) was selected to be on this list for the second 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.

Super Lawyechad jerome attorneyrs 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.

Principal Partner Joe Cordell Speaks with Money Radio on the Benefits of Hiring a Financial Advisor

money radioWhile divorce itself is complicated, divorce with financial issues can be even more difficult.

Earlier this week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell spoke with Money Radio 1510 about the financial complications that can sometimes pile on during divorce cases.

“There can be a client who’s struggling to understand the arcane rules of divorce, and then throw in the emotional overlay of divorce, and there’s this whole set of rules and uncertainties associated with how their assets are going to be configured at the end of this process,” said Mr. Cordell.

He discussed the importance of hiring a certified divorce financial analyst. Mentioning that this type of position can be a challenging one on its own, he acknowledged that doing such a job while helping someone in a divorce can be even more complex.

During this time, clients’ emotions are high, and thought processes are not always clear, thus the financial advisor must be able to help such a client make rational decisions with his or her assets, money and future plans.

Mr. Cordell pointed out the legal obligation of hiring a lawyer who represents only one side, but drew parallels to the importance of hiring one financial advisor who would then oversee only one client’s side with finances.

Find audio from this interview below.

Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 25, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce and MensDivorce, present a news video for the week of July 25, 2014.

In this week’s news, Cordell & Cordell’s principal partner Joseph Cordell was installed as the 51st president of the American Association for Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. DadsDivorce reponded to an Ask a Lawyer question regarding a wife who had abandoned the home and her children. MensDivorce took a look at the importance of proper courtroom etiquette.

Check out the weekly news video below.

 

Joe Cordell Speaks with the Mark Daniels Show on WNTP

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Principal Partner Joe Cordell spoke on the Mark Daniels Show via Philadelphia-based radio station WNTP.

He discussed the domestic litigation firm Cordell & Cordell, its mission and the upcoming Men’s Divorce School events in Pennsylvania, with an event in Pittsburgh on July 16, 2014 and one in Philadelphia on July 17, 2014.

Mr. Cordell also talked about his passion for domestic litigation cases and helping men with divorce as well as the reality of gender bias in many courtrooms.

Please find an audio clip of last week’s WNTP interview below.

 

Joe Cordell Contributes New Column to The Huffington Post

huffington postCordell & Cordell Principal Partner and Founder Joe Cordell contributed a new column, “Why Moving Out is the Biggest Mistake in a Divorce,” to The Huffington Post regarding divorce and mistakes made when moving out of the marital home.

In the June 2014 article, Mr. Cordell points out that one of the most damaging errors men often make during the divorce process is when they decide to move out of the home. He cites his book, “The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce,” and mentions that this mistake ranks as number one on his list.

“The top reason not to leave the marital home ‘voluntarily’ is that it gives your wife’s attorney the opportunity to label you as abandoning the family,” said Mr. Cordell. “Even if you feel you are being bullied into leaving by your wife, let me be perfectly clear: You have no obligation to leave the home if your name is on the lease or mortgage.”

Mr. Cordell discusses the importance of showing “positive involvement and influence” in family life and going through the divorce process as a man, and especially as a dad in custody decisions.

He also listed some ideas for men facing this difficult decision on whether to move out of the marital home before a divorce or to stay.

“Move to a spare bedroom, avoid any unnecessary interactions with your soon-to-be ex spouse and, most importantly, continue being an active part of your children’s lives,” wrote Mr. Cordell.