Why Are So Many Happy Couples Divorcing?


Common sense suggests that most divorces are years in the making. You picture a couple that marries young and happy then gradually drifts apart. Months and years of arguments ensue. Suddenly, they wake up one day and come to the realization that they’re miserable, their marriage is broken, and the


Budgeting Money Before, During & After Divorce


A divorce can destroy an individual’s finances for years to come. The average cost of a divorce ranges anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000 or more. On top of that, it’s likely you’ll be left paying child support or spousal support, which can rapidly drain your savings. With so much at


4 Things To Know About False Allegations Of Abuse

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In one of his Huffington Post columns, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell wrote about how false allegations of abuse often target men during divorce. To be sure, domestic violence is a serious issue. Over the past several years, awareness regarding domestic violence has skyrocketed and there are now


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


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,