Separate and Marital Property

By Molly Murphy Attorney, Cordell & Cordell Clients frequently ask me about the difference between separate and marital property. Marital property is property acquired by either spouse during the period of the marriage, with several exceptions, which I will get into later in the article. Separate property is property that


Joseph Cordell’s latest column on Alimony

Attorney Joe Cordell

In his latest column on, founder Joseph Cordell writes advice on divorce regarding how having an affair can affect alimony payments even in “no-fault” divorce states. There often is a misconception that no-fault divorce means fault is irrelevant. But as Cordell points out in the advice on divorce


Joseph Cordell newest columnist for

Attorney Joe Cordell founder Joe Cordell is’s newest columnist. Cordell will be writing bi-weekly divorce columns for one of the world’s most popular websites. Cordell’s first column, “Child Custody: The Divorce Files,” debunks the myths of a “no-fault divorce” and examines how infidelity can affect child custody decisions. (Click here to


Stephen Baskerville: A Man With A Mission


Stephen Baskerville’s book Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family is a forceful statement of the case against existing divorce laws and the family court system that enforces them. Divorcing fathers who feel victimized by the system will find a lot to agree with in Baskerville’s