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Joe Cordell Discusses Parental Alienation in The Huffington Post

huffington postParental alienation, or the action of one parent to manipulate a child away from the other parent, is a subject more widely recognized today than even just a few years ago.

In a new column for The Huffington Post titled “Is Your Ex Turning Your Child Against You?” Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner and Founder Joe Cordell discussed parental alienation and its impact on many fathers.

In the article, Mr. Cordell mentioned his 25 years of experience in representing men and seeing many situations in which one parent will let personal feelings damage the relationship between a child and the other parent.

“This can be done subtly and unintentionally through occasional belittling comments, to active and malicious ‘brainwashing’ with the intent to replace any love the child may have for the other parent with hate,” wrote Mr. Cordell. “Alienation can be cataclysmic during such an emotional time as divorce.”

Mr. Cordell also pointed out that, in the majority of situations, the primary custodial parent tends to be the person who contributes to parental alienation if it exists. Because many fathers are non-custodial parents, they often become the victim of such alienation.

He made sure to note that those parents who feel that they or their children are suffering from parental alienation should certainly complete every parental obligation that exists and seek the help of a psychologist familiar with the condition.

Read more from Mr. Cordell’s Huffington Post column.

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.

 

Joseph Cordell Installed as the 51st President of the AAA-CPA

joe cordell, president of aaa-cpaCordell & Cordell principal partner Joseph E. Cordell was recently installed as the 51st president of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA).

Mr. Cordell was installed on July 6, 2014 during the organization’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Huntington Beach, California.

The AAA-CPA is the only organization comprised of individuals who are both qualified as attorneys and certified public accountants. The organization is known for providing its members with education, opportunities to connect and professional resources for developing their practices.

Mr. Cordell received his B.S. in accountancy from Oklahoma State University, and he earned his juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and also holds a Missouri CPA license.

Video: Cordell & Cordell News for July 11, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce and MensDivorce, present a news video for the week of July 11, 2014.

In this week’s news, Cordell & Cordell is getting ready for its Men’s Divorce School events in Pennsylvania next week. DadsDivorce is hosting a book giveaway for author Honoree Corder’s “If Divorce is a Game, These are the Rules.” MensDivorce took a look at courtroom etiquette and how to properly present oneself before a judge.

Check out the weekly news video below.