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Joe Cordell, Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell Highlighted in USA Today Article about Fathers’ Rights

Principal Partner Joe Cordell, attorney Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell clients recently contributed to a USA Today article about fathers’ rights, which was published this past Father’s Day weekend.

The article, “More dads demand equal custody rights,” ran in 35 other newspapers across the country with a total readership of 1.7 million people.

“Guys are living in a world where there are equal rights in the workplace. They live in families where their wives’ pay is as much as theirs. Now, they’re becoming insistent that their role be respected in family court and that the traditional stereotypes have to go,” said Mr. Cordell.

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based attorney Jennifer Paine mentioned that “Custody decisions not only vary from state to state, but even greatly within a state within a county from judge to judge.”

Find copies of the article’s print version in PDF form below.

USA Today Article, Page One

USA Today Article, Page Two

 

Attorney Jennifer Paine Contributes to AP article, Discusses Divorce Parties

associated pressCordell & Cordell’s Ann Arbor-based attorney Jennifer Paine contributed to an Associated Press story about divorce parties.

The article, titled “Today’s divorces can mean cake and eating it, too,” explains the rise of parties and festivities that celebrate divorce. While most recently published in The Denver Post, the story is owned by AP and will be featured in multiple publications across the country.

In the article, Paine explained how divorce celebrations and cakes can represent a fresh start on life.

“For divorce, that means the final date of divorce, when all of the hard work and emotions are over,” she said. “It used to mean going out with buddies. Then there was the era of sending a divorce card, then the trip to Las Vegas, and now parties.”

Find the complete article online.

Jennifer Paine Blogs About Michigan’s Auto No Fault Law and Divorce

Cordell & Cordell Attorney Jennifer PaineCordell & Cordell Michigan divorce attorney Jennifer M. Paine authored a guest blog on a family law attorney’s perspective on Michigan’s auto “No Fault” law for MichiganAutoLaw.com.

Specifically, Ms. Paine writes about the issue of No Fault benefits for children of divorced parents and whose auto insurance policy covers an injured child after a car accident.

“For family law attorneys, no fault automobile insurance law is just one of many areas that we must take into consideration in crafting our settlement agreements and preparing for trial – but, it is an ever increasingly important one,” Ms. Paine writes.

For more information on this often confusing issue of the intersection between Michigan’s No Fault laws and what happens after a divorce, please read Ms. Paine’s article, “An experienced family law attorney’s perspective on Michigan’s auto No Fault law.”

You can also read a related article, “Who pays for No Fault benefits for minor children of divorced parents injured in a car accident?” authored by Steven Gursten.