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Cordell & Cordell Attorney Named Michigan Rising Star

super lawyers 2014Cordell & Cordell Michigan divorce attorney Jill Duffy was named a Rising Star in the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars list for family law attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Ms. Duffy (Troy, MI) was selected to be on this list for the first 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.

michigan attorney jill duffySuper Lawyers 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.

Joseph Cordell Discusses Financial Advisors and Divorce

financial advisor magazineFinancial advisors and divorce are the focus in Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell’s recent column for Financial Advisor Magazine.

In his August 2014 article, “Five Steps to Helping Divorcing Clients,” Mr. Cordell outlines different actions financial advisors can take to better prepare themselves for dealing with clients going through divorce.

Mr. Cordell emphasizes the importance of obtaining Certified Divorce Financial Analyst accreditation as well as sharpening marketing focus, getting information out about accreditation and experience, developing a revenue model for divorcing clients and, ultimately, cultivating a divorce-friendly environment.

“Relationships formed during those trying times not only take a weight off the shoulders of the person going through a divorce but also help create enduring associations that can last for decades after the divorce is finalized,” said Mr. Cordell.

Read the article online here.