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Wall Street Journal Profiles Cordell & Cordell, Satisfied Clients

cordell and cordell wall street journalTaylor Myers told The Wall Street Journal that when he first heard a radio advertisement emphasizing how Cordell & Cordell puts men first he knew the firm was a right fit for him.

“That’s how I felt through the whole process,” Mr. Myers told the newspaper. “(Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell) has hit on something right.”

Myers, along with fellow Cordell client Mark Faulkner, praised Cordell & Cordell’s unique approach to representing men in divorce in the article, “Lawyers Carve Out ‘Divorce For Men’ Niche.” The firm’s modus operandi has fueled expansion to 140 attorneys working out of more than 60 offices spread across 24 states, as of July 2012.

Mr. Faulkner said the compelling need for men to have an advocate for their interests was reinforced by his marriage counselor who told him, “Make sure you get a good attorney because the system is prejudiced” against men.

Even with evolving trends of gender-neutral laws, Mr. Cordell explained to The Wall Street Journal that men still encounter discrimination from judges who are reluctant to view fathers as equally capable parents or deserving of spousal support.

A full version of the article is available on The Wall Street Journal website.

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Cordell & Cordell In Wall Street Journal

Jason Hopper Wall Street JournalWhen looking for analysis of the latest divorce trends and movements in the industry, the Wall Street Journal turns to Cordell & Cordell.

Once again the prestigious newspaper has called upon a Cordell & Cordell divorce lawyer to provide insight into an important, emerging legal field; this time it’s frozen embryos.

As Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer Jason Hopper explained to the Wall Street Journal, there is a new battle in divorce cases over who controls the rights to frozen embryos after a couple breaks up.

As in vitro fertility treatments – in which an egg and sperm are joined outside the body – become more common, so have post-disputes over the embryos.

Mr. Hopper described how he was able to reach an out-of-court agreement over preserved embryos on behalf of his client who didn’t want his ex-wife to use them. For now the embryos will stay frozen and Hopper’s negotiated settlement exposes the fertility clinic to legal liability if they are used without the man’s consent.

The article is for subscribers only, but there is a video about the article that can be viewed by non-subscribers.

The Wall Street Journal’s interest in reporting Mr. Hopper’s insight into this cutting edge issue is indicative of the respect earned by the Cordell & Cordell law firm and its skilled divorce lawyers. With more than 20 years experience representing men’s interests in divorce and domestic litigation matters, Cordell & Cordell continually proves it is a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, please call 1.866.DADS.LAW.

Debating whether to get remarried after divorce

After going through a divorce, many adults eventually find love again. However, some may be leery of signing up for another marriage if the emotional and financial wounds from the break-up of the first marriage are still fresh. With a little work and by drawing from lessons learned in the past, a second marriage can be successful.

According to The Wall Street Journal, first and second marriages that end in divorce last around the same amount of time, states the news source, which is very telling information.

“The fact that the divorce rate isn’t higher for remarriages shows that a lot of people are trying very hard and with great success to make their second marriages work,” Andrew Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, explained to the publication.

One of the most common ways divorced men and women start new marriages is to gain understanding from how their first unions ended, like what they can’t tolerate and what they need in a partner.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, adults who decide to remarry should remember to put all their cards on the table when it comes to finances, such as existing debts. Having an open conversation about these financial problems can save trouble in the long run.

Japan may join international child custody pact

Japan is moving towards joining an international child custody convention, which will likely benefit American fathers who have had their children taken to the Asian country by Japanese mothers.

The Associated Press reports that Japanese law allows for only one parent to have child custody in divorce cases, and that parent is almost always the mother. Due to this, Japanese mothers in America can abscond with their children to Japan, leaving the American father with few options for seeing his kids.

Government spokesman Tetsuro Fukuyama said that a number of ministers have approved the move to join the 1980 Hague Convention on international abduction. However, joining the convention will still need to be approved by parliament.

“The United States is encouraged by the serious consideration that the government of Japan is currently giving this issue, and we look forward to Japan reaching a positive decision to ratify the Hague Convention as soon as possible,” the American embassy in Japan said in a statement.

The Wall Street Journal reports that there were about 100 Japanese-American child custody disputes as of January of this year.

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.