Clients of Cordell & Cordell often ask their divorce lawyer if they can be legally forced to pay the costs of sending their children to private school. Usually it’s the ex-wife insisting on private school education at the cost of the father, who argues that a public school is just …CONTINUE READING
Pet Custody: Who Keeps the Dog in Divorce?
Increasingly, pet custody is becoming a source of contention in family law cases. For one thing, there are more pet owners than ever before. During the COVID-19 pandemic, dog and cat adoptions increased by up to 250%. When you couple that spike with the fact that up to 95% of …CONTINUE READING
3 Lessons To Learn From Jeff Bezos’ Divorce
The celebrity divorce of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie after 25 years of marriage has generated thousands of news headlines as legal experts are weighing in on what might happen to their $137 billion fortune. This split will go down as one of the most expensive divorces …CONTINUE READING
5 Challenges Divorced Dads Must Overcome
Divorce is a tough process for everyone, but it can be especially brutal for dads. There are a number of societal, cultural, and legal factors that seem to conspire to make life for divorced dads difficult. The good news is there also are some upsides to the divorced dad life, …CONTINUE READING
Can I Have My Son Transfer Schools During My Divorce?
Question: My wife and I are in the process of getting a divorce and I am trying to do everything I can to help my son with this transition. He is currently really struggling in school, and I feel it is in his best interest to transfer to a different …CONTINUE READING
Contempt Of Court Consequences And Punishments
Any time an individual violates a court order they risk being held in contempt. Contempt of court consequences can include both civil and criminal penalties depending on the infraction, but in some cases can be quite severe.CONTINUE READING
Can We Divorce As Green Card Holders?
Question: My wife and I are green card holders and our marriage is from outside the United States. Can we go through the divorce process under U.S. law?CONTINUE READING
Can You Force Your Ex To Change Her Last Name?
Can a woman keep her married name after divorce? There are so many major issues to resolve in a divorce – from property division and finances, to figuring out child support and spousal maintenance. With so much on the line, it doesn’t make much sense to get caught up on …CONTINUE READING
The Risks & Consequences Of Hiding Assets In Divorce
When couples are separating their assets during the divorce process, it is common for one party to feel they’re drawing the short straw. When it seems as though your ex is about to make out much better than you in the property settlement, you might be tempted to hide your …CONTINUE READING
Can You Use Text Messages In Court?
Can text messages be used in court? Increasingly, family courts are using incriminating text messages and email evidence in divorce cases.CONTINUE READING