Men’s Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site DadsDivorce.com 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 senior attorney Lauren Melhart received board certification in family law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Melhart was just one of 34 family law attorneys to receive this designation in the state, having voluntarily undertaken the long and strenuous process to become certified.
Attorneys seeking this designation must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written exam.
Dad’s Divorce posted a new article highlighting a developing trend in advertisements portraying fathers in a nurturing role with their children, specifically focusing on several Super Bowl ads from last weekend. Dove, Toyota and Nissan each produced ads on the biggest stage showing men as caring fathers, all of which were very well-received.
This change in direction for advertising is indicative of a cultural shift in the image of fathers, as dads are spending more time building emotional ties with their children than previous generations.
Men’s Divorce published a new article breaking down how alimony and child support payments are reduced or terminated through the courts. These obligations can be very burdensome for payors who may be cutting a monthly check for years or even decades after divorce — particularly when dealing with an ever-changing economy.
Courts generally require that you show “a significant change in circumstances” to lower the amount you are paying; however, ending the obligation altogether may require more specific scenarios.
February 6, 2015 Week in Review Links
- Senior Attorney Lauren Melhart Receives Certification In Family Law From TBLS
- Emerging Image Of Fatherhood Depicted In Super Bowl XLIX Ads
- Reducing or Terminating Alimony and Child Support
Mat Camp is a former Lexicon Services Online Editor, who focused on providing a comprehensive look into all aspects of the divorce experience. On MensDivorce.com, he concentrated on issues, such as parenting time, custodial rights, mediation, the division of assets, and so much more.
Mr. Camp used the wealth of experience of Cordell & Cordell attorneys to bring tangible answers to reader questions in Ask a Lawyer articles, as well as offer a step by step process through the divorce experience with Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner Joseph E. Cordell in Divorce 101: A Guide for Men.
Mr. Camp used thorough research to highlight the challenging reality that those who go through divorce or child custody issues face. He helped foster the continued success of the Men’s Divorce Survival Guide, the Men’s Divorce Podcast, and the Men’s Divorce YouTube series “Attorney Bites.”
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