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Joe Cordell Discusses NFL star Chad Johnson and Domestic Violence

Joseph CordellCordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell appeared on 700 WLW radio in Cincinnati in a wide-ranging interview discussing divorce, staying in the marital home, and the recent incident involving NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson allegedly head-butting his newlywed wife.

Listen below to Mr. Cordell’s full interview with “The Big One” hosts Eddie and Tracy.

Attorney Maura Boogay Interviewed On Philadelphia Eagles Owners’ Divorce

Maura Cunningham divorce lawyerCordell & Cordell attorney Maura Boogay appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia to discuss the high-profile divorce of Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey and Christina Lurie and the impact it may have on the popular NFL franchise.

The Luries have publicly stated their desire for an amicable divorce that will not negatively affect the Eagles, a stark contrast to the bitter divorce battle between Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his now ex-wife, Jamie, that resulted in the sale of the iconic MLB team.

Ms. Boogay said the pending divorce’s impact on the ownership of the team will depend on a variety of unknown factors, including whether the Eagles purchase agreement contained contingencies in the event of the owners’ divorce.

Listen to the full interview with Maura Boogay on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia:

Joseph Cordell Featured on on Dwyane Wade Custody Case

Joseph CordellNBA star Dwyane Wade filed a custody modification requesting his ex-wife have her visitation rights suspended, though this type of request is rarely granted, Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell told

Wade’s ex-wife, Siovaughn Funches-Wade, allegedly refused to return their two children to Wade during his scheduled visitation time on Father’s Day. She was arrested and faces criminal charges in addition to a loss of parenting time, but Cordell said Wade’s case is no slam dunk.

“Even a neglectful or possibly abusive parent may still have access to the children through supervised visits because it rarely is in the children’s best interests to cut off visitation completely with one parent,” Cordell said.

And Wade faces another typical issue in custody cases: “Historically, it has not worked in the favor of guys,” Cordell said. “It’s true there has been progress in the family law system overcoming its gender bias, though rarely is the playing field even.”

Read the full interview with Joseph Cordell on “Dwyane Wade Challenges Ex-Wife’s Visitation Rights.”

Joe Cordell On Bobby Petrino, Marital Misconduct

Joseph CordellCordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell appeared on Yahoo Sports Radio Network to discuss disgraced football coach Bobby Petrino’s case and how marital misconduct impacts divorce for men.

Petrino, a married father of four children, was fired as head football coach at the University of Arkansas after he covered up he was having an affair with Jessica Dorell, a 25-year-old Arkansas athletic department employee whom he hired. Their affair was revealed after Petrino and Dorrell were involved in a motorcycle accident.

“Whenever you have misconduct like this it has effects that ramify throughout the entire case,” Cordell told host Craig Shemon. “There is potential civil liability of which a judgment could affect marital assets. Dissipating assets, such as giving $20,000 to his girlfriend as has been reported, is also frowned upon by family law judges.”

Listen below to Cordell’s full interview with Yahoo Sports Radio Network:

Dodgers owner divorce settlement could be costliest in California history

Frank and Jamie McCourt have reportedly reached a divorce settlement that could give the Dodgers owner control over his team again, but may cost him more than $130 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The owner of the Dodgers may end up having to give his ex-wife the largest sum that has ever been recorded in California, as the settlement could be one of the costliest to ever occur in the U.S., according to the newspaper.

Jamie McCourt noted that the lifestyle that she became accustomed to while Frank owned the team led to the high-priced settlement.

“Frank and I enjoyed the many perquisites and benefits that come with owning a Major League Baseball team,” said McCourt, according to court documents.

Frank McCourt almost lost control of the Dodgers due to the messy divorce that occurred right before the couple celebrated their 30th anniversary, the Times reported.

The Associated Press reported that Jamie McCourt requested that the court order Frank to relinquish control of the team, on top of providing her with the $130 million.