10 episodes

The Cordell & Cordell Men's Divorce Podcast offers a combination of news, tips and views on topics and situations relevant to guys going through divorce. Each episode will center around a particular theme, giving a plethora of information on various aspects of that month's subject matter. The end result is a half-hour of educational talk and interviews from experts in divorce-related fields that will help you better understand the complexities of family law and the plights many men face when going through a divorce.

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The Cordell & Cordell Men's Divorce Podcast offers a combination of news, tips and views on topics and situations relevant to guys going through divorce. Each episode will center around a particular theme, giving a plethora of information on various aspects of that month's subject matter. The end result is a half-hour of educational talk and interviews from experts in divorce-related fields that will help you better understand the complexities of family law and the plights many men face when going through a divorce.

    Tips For Men Thinking About Divorce

    Tips For Men Thinking About Divorce

    The early stages of the divorce process are often the most uncertain, but the decisions you make during this stage can set the stage for the rest of your case. Cordell & Cordell Lead Litigator Will Halaz joins CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout for a discussion regarding the initial steps men need to take when they are considering divorce.

    • 36 min
    Tips For Being A Good Divorced Dad

    Tips For Being A Good Divorced Dad

    In the wake of divorce, it is more important than ever for fathers to support their children. On this month's Men's Divorce Podcast, Cordell & Cordell CEO Scott Trout and Litigation Partner Kristen Zurek discuss how dads can stay involved in their kids' lives after divorce.

    • 30 min
    Factors Considered When Modifying Alimony

    Factors Considered When Modifying Alimony

    Cordell & Cordell family law attorneys Rachel Schmidt and Dylan Briggs join CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout to discuss the various factors to consider when modifying alimony or spousal maintenance.

    They discuss how alimony and maintenance is calculated (1:30); whether income can be imputed when determining alimony (3:10); the factors to consider when modifying alimony (6:50); what constitutes a “substantial change in circumstances” when modifying alimony (11:16); how child custody factors into alimony determinations (12:16); how alimony can affect your retirement (13:57); how to create self-modifying support orders at the start of the divorce process (15:20); what happens when the receiver of maintenance starts receiving social security payments (17:24); whether or not remarriage results in the termination or reduction of alimony (20:10); how to prove cohabitation for the purpose of reducing or terminating alimony (20:26); medical reasons that could result in a maintenance modification (22:15); how lifestyle choices can impact the court’s decisions regarding alimony (24:50); how to know when to file a motion to modify maintenance (28:09); what your ex needs to prove when asking for an increase in alimony (30:40); how to defend yourself when your ex is asking for an increase in alimony (32:52); the role expert witnesses can play in the modification process (33:53); and more.

    • 42 min
    An Overview Of Contempt In Divorce Proceedings

    An Overview Of Contempt In Divorce Proceedings

    Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys Rachel Schmidt and Dylan Briggs join CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout to review the ins and outs of contempt and the various ways it can factor into divorce. 

    • 42 min
    How Abuse And Neglect Affect Child Custody

    How Abuse And Neglect Affect Child Custody

    This month, Cordell & Cordell CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout and Litigation Partner Kristin Zurek discuss one of the more troubling aspects of family law: abuse and neglect issues in child custody.



    They discuss the role abuse and neglect play in family law from a broad perspective (0:45); how abuse is usually brought up in initial consultations (1:30); whether abuse can affect property division (2:10); how attorneys respond when their clients are accused of abuse (2:45); the different types of abuse (4:00); how courts react to different kinds of abuse (4:50); how to defend yourself against allegations of abuse (5:50); the importance of witnesses in abuse cases (7:50); the risks of using kids as witnesses (10:10); orders of protection (11:53); the challenges guys face when they’re the victims of abuse (18:11); the role a Guardian ad Litem plays in custody cases (22:50); parental alienation syndrome (33:18); issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse (39:37); and more.

    • 42 min
    Taking Advantage of Mediation

    Taking Advantage of Mediation

    Scott Trout, Managing Partner/CEO is joined by attorneys Tammy Repaso and William Halaz to discuss the benefits of mediation during the divorce process.

    • 44 min

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