5 Ways The Child Support System Fails Families

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Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell recently spoke with 700WLW-Cincinnati about many of the problems pervading the child support system and family courts. As Mr. Cordell noted, rather than providing support for children, the system often drives a wedge between families and creates unnecessary financial hardship for many well-intentioned


DadsDivorce Live: Fatherhood In Popular Culture

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For far too long, popular culture has portrayed fathers as bumbling doofuses who were either unwilling or unable to emotionally engage with their families. Archie Bunker, Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin were the norm. However, in recent years there has been a sea change in the way in which men


Put Children First During Divorce


Although divorce is sometimes unavoidable and can ultimately be for the best for all parties involved, the decision to dissolve a marriage should never be taken lightly. As the above BuzzFeed video illustrates, divorce can have long-lasting effects years down the road not just for you, but also your children.


Can You Contest The Child Support Amount?


Question: I have been unable to pay my child support for three months due to unemployment and they are threatening to take away my license. They are saying that if I pay the full amount now I can keep my license but I have to sign a paper saying I


How To Keep Divorce From Ruining Your Retirement

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Rick Harkins and his wife, Michelle Cortes-Harkins, founded Harkins Wealth Management in 2008. The company began primarily as a financial planning practice, but they soon began receiving an influx of referrals from divorce attorneys. Eventually, they have split into two different practices: One that covers the wealth management side of


DadsDivorce Live: The Rise Of Gray Divorce

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The overall divorce rate in the United States has been on a steady decline since the 1980s. However, the number of couples older than 50 deciding to terminate their marriage has exploded over the last 25 years. Since 1990, the divorce rate for Americans older than 50 has doubled and


Messy Divorces Could Be Dodged With Prenuptial Agreements

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When confronted with most of life’s major financial decisions, most people go to great lengths to ensure they make rational, objective choices. “Most successful people are planners,” said Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell. “They get there by way of thinking a lot about the important decisions in their life,


Proving Abuse In A Child Custody Case

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Question: My ex has primary custody of our daughter during the school year. I suspect that she is being abused and has talked to me about running away because she doesn’t want to be here. How can I prove to the court that she is being abused so that she