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Spying On Your Ex In Divorce

In his latest AskMen.com article, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell does the cost / benefit analysis of spying on your soon-to-be-ex.  What should you do, for instance, if you’re pretty sure she’s cheating?

When In A Divorce, Child Support Or Marital Maintenance Case Is It Okay To Spy?

Can you record phone calls? Are you allowed to get into her email account? How about printing out Facebook updates, profile information or photos? With so many ways to snoop from bank statements, to GPS records, to hidden cameras, it’s no wonder we have the urge to satisfy our suspicious mind’s yearning to find out and begin building a divorce case.

But, cautions the CEO of the world’s largest divorce firm serving men, you might be doing yourself and your case more harm than good. Read the divorce article to find out more about the wide range of surveillance laws that vary from state to state, the potential risks and rewards associated with snooping, and the ways to protect yourself from others who might want to know more about your private life.

Prenuptial Agreement Trends in St. Louis

Joseph Cordell was quoted in St. Louis Magazine about new trends in prenuptial agreements.

There’s a popular perception that prenups are a cynical way to enter into a marriage,” said Cordell. “It’s true there’s recognition of the possibility of divorce, but to think otherwise is contrary to reality.”

“It’s more incumbent upon some people entering a marriage than others,” he added. “If you have a young couple getting married, and they’re both broke, then marital property is probably subject to a 50/50 division. By contrast, when you have an older couple, where parties have been married before or have accumulated substantial amounts of property, through a slight misstep in the normal judicial process of divorce, separate assets could be converted to become marital property. It would be reckless for a couple in that second example to ignore the possibility of divorce.”

Contact a Cordell & Cordell office near you to set up an appointment to discuss your prenuptial agreement.

KKTV 11: Relationships And The Economy

Cordell & Cordell attorney Barbara Johnson-Stern was interviewed by KKTV 11 News in Colorado Springs on the effect the economy may have on relationships.

Across the country divorce attorneys report business is down. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says 37% of attorneys polled reported fewer divorces during this economic downturn. But here in Colorado, at least at the offices of Cordell and Cordell, business has been consistent.

“We are still seeing a lot of people come in and really want to start and finish their divorce. It can be a good time to end your marriage,” said Johnson-Stern. She says that’s because during a recession, there’s less to divide up.

“If your house value is down, lets say a year ago you had $100,000 you had to share, now you have $10,000, it may be possible for one party to keep a house if all they have to distribute is $10,000,” Johnson-Stern said.

Watch or read the complete story on divorce in a recession.