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Business Insider Asks Cordell & Cordell ‘What To Wear To Court?’

what to wear to courtImage is important in domestic cases. The way you care for and present yourself is important in presenting your overall case. That’s why you should think of your physical appearance as your first exhibit.

Business Insider asked Cordell & Cordell partner Spencer Williams about what you should wear to court during your divorce case.

For men: A nice button up shirt and slacks will do the trick. Adding a sports coat and/or tie is “optional and nice but not necessary,” Williams advises.  In a pinch, a new and clean pair of dark jeans and a button-up or polo shirt will do.

For women: Stick with reasonable heels. “They don’t have to wear flats but watching someone in six inch heels wobble to and from the witness stand or even fall is not pretty,” he says. “Thigh high boots should be left at home. Stockings, if visible, should be traditional.”

Read the full article: “What Not To Wear To Your Divorce Hearing

The 9 Most Expensive Cities For Getting A Divorce

Divorce lawyer Spencer WilliamsBusiness Insider consulted with the divorce lawyers of Cordell & Cordell for analysis of “The 9 Most Expensive Cities For Getting A Divorce,” which it calculated based on the average rate for divorce attorneys in cities across the country.

Cordell & Cordell partner Spencer Williams offered his insight into why cities like Dallas, Philadelphia, and Newark are so expensive when it comes to divorce (Los Angeles topped the list at an average rate of $350).

A problematic trend in many of these high-priced divorce cities is couples opting to pursue a divorce without hiring representation.

Many make the analogy to persons considering self-representation (or pro se) to that of a person who has a cracked tooth or a broken arm deciding to fix themselves without a dentist or doctor.

Can they fix the problem? Certainly. Will they enjoy the long-term ramifications of the do-it-yourself fix? Almost certainly not.

The expense of receiving legal advice on divorce from a qualified family law attorney may seem unaffordable at the time of divorce, but the cost in money, time, and peace of mind of not retaining a lawyer is most likely much greater in the long run.

Read the full article: “The 9 Most Expensive Cities For Getting A Divorce.”