How To Decide If Divorce Is The Answer

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Question: I am trying to decide if divorce is the right answer for me. My wife and I no longer communicate and we have no feelings for each other. My 9-year-old son is also starting to feel the emotional ramifications. Should I get a divorce?


The Nuclear Weapon Of Divorce: Orders Of Protection

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Last week, Cordell & Cordell principal partner Joe Cordell fielded questions from callers on the Charlie Brennan Show on KMOX NewsRadio in St. Louis. One of the questions concerned orders of protection. A caller described how when he started the divorce process his attorney warned him that his wife could


The Forgotten Victim Of Domestic Violence

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The issue of domestic violence is currently front and center in the national media. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more hot-button topic in popular culture. Efforts to draw attention to and stop domestic violence should be applauded. Nationwide, three or more women are murdered every day by a former


Vacating Adoption In Cases Of Abuse

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Question: My children are adopted by my soon-to-be ex-wife and are afraid of her. She rarely has anything to do with them since she abandoned us last year and has been verbally and mentally abusive to all of us. Since she is not the biological mother, can we vacate the


Protecting Yourself From False Abuse Claims

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Question: My estranged wife is falsely alleging that I abused her. She wants to include the “abuse” in the divorce documents, but I have never hit her and there are no hospital or police records that would prove I’ve abused her. What can I do to protect myself?


You Say She Drinks Too Much? Prove It

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By Erik Carter Cordell & Cordell Divorce Attorney Many fathers will accuse mothers of excessive use of alcohol in the mistaken belief that a mother must prove that she doesn’t drink too much. In reality, every accusation must be supported by credible evidence. The person making the accusation has the


The Impact Of A DUI On Alimony

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Question: I pay alimony to my ex-wife, who recently was arrested for DUI. This has impacted her ability to work, and she has hinted she may seek an alimony modification so I would have to pay more. Could the outcome of her DUI have any impact upon the alimony that