Tiger Woods Archives - Cordell & Cordell

The Art of the Prenuptial Agreement

There’s more to the modern prenup than you might think. By using the recent Tiger Woods prenup as an example, Joseph Cordell, Principal Partner of Cordell & Cordell, explains that prenuptial agreements are about more than pre-marital property and money.

Your good name, credibility and reputation might very well be at stake after your divorce and your prenuptial agreement should take these factors into account. Cordell explains how, in Tiger’s case, the clauses that restrict his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, from publishing books, interviews or any other commentary on the marriage, its problems or its dissolution, were not only important to Tiger’s reputation; they were probably essential to his livelihood and so he paid a premium to secure them.

Read the entire AskMen.com article on the Tiger Woods prenup.


Divorce Alimony Explained on AskMen

In the wake of a reported $100 million-dollar payout awarded to Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, many men and women who are approaching the end of their marriage are no doubt wondering what are their chances of receiving alimony or having to support their ex- or soon-to-be ex-spouse after the divorce is finalized.

What are the factors that go into a court’s determination that one side should continue to support the other after the dissolution of a marriage? How much, if any, should be awarded and for how long? And what role do factors such as fault play in the court’s decision?

In the second article of the Divorce Files series, “Divorce Alimony,” Cordell & Cordell principal partner Joseph Cordell explains the factors that come into play in determining if alimony, or “maintenance” as it is often called, is to be awarded in a divorce.

Cordell explains the roles of fault and state jurisdiction as they apply to awards of alimony or maintenance in divorce by giving real-world examples of how Cordell & Cordell, the world’s largest firm focusing on family law for men, has handled this issue in the past.

Read the divorce alimony article.

Tiger’s Divorce and Potential Divorce Settlement

What could Elin Nordegren get in a potential divorce settlement with her husband, Tiger? This morning Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell spoke to Gordon Deal, host of The Wall Street Journal This Morning.

The firm’s CEO offered insightful commentary on such elements of the high-profile divorce as to the nature of the rumored prenup, the difference in the various states where the couple own homes in terms of distribution of wealth after divorce, likely strategies pertaining to renegotiation of their prenup, and issues such as Woods’ alleged sex addiction.

Listen to Cordell explain the options available to the world’s most famous athlete as he goes through what is sure to be among the world’s most high-stakes divorce.