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NJBIZ Covers Cordell & Cordell’s New Jersey Expansion

nj-biz-logoThe significant amount of men facing alimony and child custody issues in New Jersey was part of the reason behind Cordell & Cordell expanding its presence in the state, according to an article on the firm by NJBIZ, the business journal of New Jersey.

Cordell & Cordell opened its first New Jersey office in Mount Laurel in 2011, and with the addition of the Red Bank office now has four attorneys serving the state.

Executive Managing Partner Scott Trout told NJBIZ that “the number of wives who earn more than their husbands has been on the rise, but on average, only a small fraction of divorced men who are eligible for financial support actually receive it.”

As of July 2013, Cordell & Cordell has more than 150 attorneys located in 77 cities in 27 states. If you’re a man facing divorce in New Jersey, contact a Cordell & Cordell New Jersey divorce lawyer to protect your rights.

New Offices Opening in California, New Jersey

new-officesCordell & Cordell is proud to announce the opening of new offices in El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Red Bank, N.J., marking the firm’s 75th and 76th offices. The offices will open for business Monday, June 10.

With new offices in El Dorado Hills and Red Bank, Cordell & Cordell’s novel approach to family law is now available to even more men facing one of life’s toughest challenges.

Men choose Cordell & Cordell because they want to feel that their interests and the interests of their children are aggressively championed. The firm’s family law attorneys are able to help men protect their roles in their children’s lives while safeguarding their financial means to do so.

If you’re a man confronted with a marriage you can’t save, you should consider Cordell & Cordell, a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with our new California or New Jersey offices, please call 1.866.DADS.LAW or visit our El Dorado Hills divorce lawyer page or our Red Bank divorce attorney page.

Conversations between parents and teachers could be nixed from child custody cases

A new law proposed in Wisconsin would keep all communication between parents and teachers from being used in child custody cases, the Superior Telegram reports.

Written and verbal communications between a parent and a child’s teacher would no longer be permissible in court during custody battles, which will hopefully lead to a trusting relationship between teachers and parents, according to Jim Steineke, the Kaukauna Republican behind the bill. The only exception would be in cases regarding neglect or abuse.

Parents aren’t the only ones who will feel safer to communicate under this proposed legislation. Teachers will also be more free to communicate without fear of getting dragged into court over something they had discussed with a parent.

Some in the state argue that the bill may not even be necessary, stating that teachers are often not particularly useful in custody cases.

According to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, educators must often act like mental health professionals. It is important that teachers understand the emotional impact divorce has on children. Teachers must also be able to recognize symptoms in students indicating their families are changing.

1,074 warrants issued in NJ child support sweep

More than 1,000 New Jersey parents were apprehended over the past week as part of a twice-yearly sweep on the state conducted by the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey, according to The Associated Press.

The media outlet reports that a total of 1,074 arrest warrants were served across New Jersey during the three-day sweep period. The sweep targeted noncustodial parents who either failed to pay child support or did not appear at a mandatory court hearing to determine either child or medical support.

The 39 individuals arrested in Gloucester County owed a combined $703,331 in child support to former partners. Approximately $211,453 was collected by the state, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzana, while an additional $18.7 million in penalties were charged.

Hundreds of people across the state were jailed over the weekend in connection with the child support sweep. In Camden County, 105 people owing about $1.849 million were apprehended; in Salem County, 61 individuals owing $879,616 and in Cumberland County, 33 people owing $1.03 million, according to the Gloucester County Times.

Last week, New Mexico announced it will soon be conducting a similar child support sweep across the state. However, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the state would be offering a week-long amnesty period for people with outstanding child support warrants if those individuals meet with a Child Support Division office to come to some sort of payment plan.