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Two Pennsylvania Men’s Divorce School Seminars in July

men's divorce schoolCordell & Cordell recently announced two free Men’s Divorce School seminars taking place in Pennsylvania this July 2014.

The first seminar takes place in Pittsburgh at the Omni William Penn hotel on Wednesday, July 16. The second seminar is in King of Prussia at the Sheraton Valley Forge hotel on Thursday, July 17.

Men’s Divorce School is a general divorce education event geared for the public, which provides a crash course on Divorce 101. Those who attend either event will get an overview of the divorce process, child support, spousal support, custody, general tips and strategies to use.

The event is free, and complimentary beverages are provided. Registration begins at 6 pm, and the presentation goes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Register below, at the Men’s Divorce School site here or by calling
866-DADS-LAW.


Joe Cordell Writes Another Column for Financial Advisor Magazine About Tax Expertise

Financial Advisor magazineCordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell recently contributed another column to Financial Advisor Magazine.

In “Tax Expertise: A Valuable Skill Throughout Divorce,” Mr. Cordell explained that attorneys are not always aware of as many tax subtleties as financial advisors. He described the benefits that financial advisors can bring to the entire divorce process, particularly with regard to explaining statues on taxes.

Mr. Cordell wrote that such financial advisors could catch oversights and be beneficial to both parties in a divorce case.

“Knowing the tax rules can allow you to achieve more subtle gains in settlements. You can often surmount roadblocks in settlement negotiations with imaginative and beneficial solutions using the subtleties of tax law,” said Mr. Cordell. “It may be that one party can walk away with a post-tax sum that was equal to the other party’s, even though it appears the former received nominally more in the pretax settlement.”

Mr. Cordell mentioned that taxes often impact issues related to alimony, child support, dependent exemptions, property division, home sales exclusion, deferred compensation with retirement assets and more.

He described the different roles financial advisors could potentially play in a divorce situation pertaining to one or more of the issues above.

“Advisors could lend their expertise as consultants during the settlement negotiations, as expert witnesses during litigation or as behind-the-scenes advisors helping prepare one party for trial. All of these functions allow them to identify relevant tax issues and design creative solutions that attorneys all too often overlook,” said Mr. Cordell.