Week in Review – January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

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 principal partner Joe Cordell published a new column for Financial Advisor Magazine explaining the benefits of involving the advisor in the divorce process. While family law attorneys typically have a general understanding of the tax and benefits issues that arise during divorce, financial advisors have a much deeper understanding of these complex subjects.

Anyone going through a divorce should consider getting their CPA or other financial expert involved with the proceedings to ensure nothing is overlooked.

Dad’s Divorce posted an article regarding the case of Carnell Alexander, who is on the hook for $30,000 in back support over a child that has been proven not to be his. Due to a lack of paternity fraud laws in Michigan, Alexander faces a real possibility of prison time despite the fact the DNA tests and even the child’s mother say he isn’t the father.

While Alexander’s story has made recent national headlines, many other men in Michigan face a similar predicament due to the state’s lax paternity fraud laws.

Men’s Divorce added a new video in the Attorney Bites series about how infidelity impacts divorce. Colorado family law attorney Miles Cottom explained that some states allow infidelity to affect the outcome of divorce, while others follow strict no-fault laws and do not factor blame into the equation.

It is best to disclose any acts of infidelity to your attorney, proven or unproven, so that you can be advised on how it might affect the outcome based on your state’s laws.

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