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Joe Cordell Writes About Financial Consequences Of Infidelity

financial advisor magazineIn his most recent column for Financial Advisor Magazine, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell wrote about the recent Ashley Madison security breach and the potential financial consequences of infidelity during divorce proceedings.

Several Cordell & Cordell attorneys have already commented on the scandal for various media outlets, and in his column Mr. Cordell wrote that there are both direct and indirect financial consequences when marriages end because of cheating. [Read more…]

Maura Boogay Explains Implications Of Ashley Madison Hack

Philly Voice Ever since the Ashley Madison website was hacked and a list of marital cheaters was released, a number of Cordell & Cordell attorneys have weighed in on how the breach could play out in divorce cases.

On Tuesday, Cordell & Cordell Philadelphia Litigation Manager Maura Boogay explained to the Philly Voice that in Pennsylvania, the evidence from the hack likely wouldn’t be much of a factor during a divorce case.  [Read more…]

Cordell & Cordell Attorneys Weigh In On Ashley Madison Hack

Fox BusinessLast month, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. in the aftermath of the Ashley Madison data breach to discuss how the hack could affect divorce attorneys.

On Friday, Mr. Cordell again spoke with Stuart Varney, as well as the Belleville News-Democrat and, after it was announced the website dedicated to helping married people cheat had made another data dump. [Read more…]

Video: Cordell & Cordell News – January 30, 2015

Cordell & Cordell, along with its sponsored sites Dads Divorce and Men’s Divorce, present a news video for the week of January 30, 2015.

This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell contributed a column for Financial Advisor Magazine explaining two subjects where financial advisors can be helpful during divorce.

Since they tend to have a better grasp of the financial complexities of taxes and benefits than divorce attorneys, financial professionals tend to be more qualified to assist in the structuring of divorce settlements in a tax-advantaged manner and have a greater knowledge of how to handle the division of retirement benefits.  [Read more…]

Could infidelity actually make marriages stronger?

For many couples, infidelity is grounds for divorce. However, some relationships can survive these betrayals of trust and according to Wendy Strgar of the Huffington Post, some marriages are actually made stronger.

Strgar acknowledges that infidelities can be devastating.

“The betrayal cuts deep and shreds not only the trust between the couple, but often the ability to trust one’s own judgment and the agreements that we believed defined our lives,” she wrote.

However, affairs can also serve as a wake-up call. As couples recover from an exposed infidelity and decide what the next steps for their relationships will be, adults must make room for honest conversations – which may not have been part of the relationship beforehand.

“The recovery process is rich with the opportunity to really see aspects of your partner and depths in your relationship of which you were probably unaware,” Strgar explained.

According to the blog How to Survive Infidelity in Marriage, many steps can be taken to help couples survive an affair. For one, asking questions can often be an emotional yet necessary fact-finding mission. Finding comfort from a friend can also be beneficial for a jilted spouse, as conversing with this trusted confidant can help an adult truly sort out feelings relating to the affair and the future of the marriage.