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Cordell & Cordell Opens Two New Offices In California And Maryland

Cordell & Cordell recently launched its third and fourth new offices of 2019 by opening an office in Aberdeen, Md., and Oakland, Calif. [Read more…]

Free Baltimore “Getting Divorced Without Going Broke” Seminar Jan. 15

12-16-13 300x250 ASA-CPA BALTDivorce brings financial challenges for everyone. But it’s especially challenging for primary earners, such as business owners and professionals, who must commonly contend with claims for their spouse’s support.

The American Society of Attorney-CPAs is presenting a complimentary seminar for business owners and professionals facing divorce. The “Getting Divorced Without Going Broke” seminar will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 6 pm at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel.

Dually-licensed attorney-CPAs will give practical tips on weathering the storm with as little cost and conflict as possible.

Don’t let divorce take away what you have worked so hard to achieve. Attend this complimentary seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel.

Registration: 6 pm
Seminar: 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: Free, parking $10
Complimentary beverages will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Cordell & Cordell.

Baltimore Bar Profiles Cordell & Cordell Lawyer Rebecca Ripley

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Baltimore attorney Rebecca Brannan Ripley was profiled in the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s publication “The Barrister” as part of its “Member in the Spotlight” series.

“I credit the Bar Association with providing opportunities to develop friendships, not just networks; to becoming part of a community, not just living in one; and to developing my skills as an attorney, not just padding my resume,” Ms. Ripley said.

Learn more about Ms. Ripley’s professional background and experience in addition to knowing how she has been able to work with accomplished actors, such as Ty Burrel and Judith Light.

Baltimore creates program to limit drama during child custody handoffs

The city of Baltimore, Maryland, has created a new program that would help divorced parents limit the drama and pain that can come with child custody handoffs in an effort to provide a safe environment for kids, NBC WBAL 11 reported.

According to the news source, the city will use a $300,000 federal grant to set up the center for couples to navigate the process in a more peaceful and efficient manner.

“There will be staggered times of arrival and departure for each of the parents. There will be trained security people,” Sheryl Goldstein, a representative from the mayor’s office, told the news source. “All those things are put in place to reduce the possibility of contact between the custodial and noncustodial parent.”

WBAL reported that several poor handoffs that took place between couples had led city officials to create the center.

Forbes reported that the move by the city has led to support from various groups, as the problems that can sometimes come from these handoffs may be eliminated.

Pair of Maryland Fathers Sue Washington D.C. Child and Family Services

A pair of Maryland dads are suing the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency (CFS) for denying them custody of their children after the organization took their offspring from their mothers, according to the Washington Post.

Sam Wilson and Andre Adgerson were hands-on fathers who until recently had joint custody of their children. The mothers of their children were found to have neglected the kids to the extent that they had to be removed from their homes, the news source reported.

When the CFS came to take the children from their mothers, they took the kids to a foster care center instead of placing them in the custody of their fathers.

According to the news provider, this decision came as a result of the CFS’s interpretation of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. This led to the children being placed in foster homes for between one and six months while their fathers were assessed, despite their joint custody that was previously granted.

The District of Columbia and Family Services Agency handled more than 2,140 children who were in out-of-home care for 2009, according to the government website.