Video: Cordell & Cordell News – February 6, 2015

Dads Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site have teamed up to present a series of weekly recap videos to keep you informed on the latest news and top stories.

This week, Cordell & Cordell announced that Fort Worth Senior Attorney Lauren Melhart earned Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Melhart was one of just 34 family law attorneys to obtain the prestigious designation in 2014.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program that certifies Texas attorneys in 21 specific areas of law.

Dads Divorce posted a new article highlighting the trend during this year’s Super Bowl of companies airing advertisements showing fathers in caring and nurturing roles with their children.

Toyota, Nissan, and Dove Men+Care all aired commercials showing fathers in a positive light. The ads fit with recent research that shows that more and more dads are building stronger emotional ties with their children.

Men’s Divorce published a new article explaining what factors are commonly used by courts when considering a reduction or termination to child support or alimony.

The laws vary by state, but modifying child support or alimony typically requires a significant change in circumstances. Terminating child support usually means waiting until the child reaches the age of emancipation. Ending alimony is sometimes less clear if the decree doesn’t include specific stipulations.

Cordell & Cordell, Senior Attorney Lauren Melhart Receives Certification In Family Law From TBLS

Dads Divorce, Emerging Image Of Fatherhood Depicted In Super Bowl XLIX Ads

Men’s Divorce, Reducing or Terminating Alimony and Child Support

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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