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Emy Cordano

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.6   70 reviews

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About Emy

Learn Emy’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    YOU NEED ME ON YOUR SIDE IF YOU ARE GETTING DIVORCED whether to negotiate or fight for your rights. I will arrange your ALIMONY, CUSTODY, child support, and a fair DIVISION OF ASSETS(e.g house, bank accounts, vehicles, business interests, retirement)

    24 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    I AM THE CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY YOU NEED FOR YOUR CASE. CUSTODY involves where and with whom the child/ren will live. CUSTODY affects CHILD SUPPORT. CHILD CUSTODY will be addressed in any DIVORCE or PATERNITY case. CALL ME IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD!

    24 years

  3. Family
    30%
    I am THE FAMILY ATTORNEY FOR YOU. I love what I do and have a high success rate. I handle all cases involving divorce, common law marriage, separation, property division, alimony, child custody & support, spousal & child abuse, domestic violence.

    24 years

When it comes to family law, there is no substitute for experience. For nearly two decades, I have utilized an aggressive and compassionate approach to protect the rights of each client and to look out for their best interests. Unlike most Salt Lake City divorce attorneys, I am one of the few female lawyers to run my own law firm. The majority of divorce lawyers simply provide legal representation. I can do so much more. Not only do I focus on protecting the rights and interests of each client during a case, I also place a high priority on preparing clients for life after a divorce. Most importantly, you do not have to be wealthy to receive the best possible legal representation. You get the whole package at my law firm at reasonable, doable rates.


Like many of my clients, I have also experienced the emotional pain, stress and financial hardships that come with a divorce. I understand your perspective. I am fully prepared to provide comprehensive legal representation to help you achieve the best results. It is critical to have a Salt Lake City family law attorney on your side. There are no winners when it comes to divorce. But there certainly are losers. I have often heard Utah judges and commissioners say that they know they have ruled right in a case when both parties leave the courtroom unhappy. Choosing the right attorney can often make the difference between protecting your rights to parent-time with your children, your rights to your assets or losing much of what you have rightfully earned.


My passion for family law began with my divorce.


During that time, I experienced the impact a poorly-equipped divorce attorney can have on a person’s life. From that point, I became determined to help others avoid the pitfalls I had experienced. I have become deeply rooted in the Salt Lake City community and support a variety of causes both locally and internationally. I have also represented clients throughout Utah, including Provo, Orem, American Fork, Lehi, Layton, Roy, Clearfield, Ogden, Logan, Vernal, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Tooele, Draper, Sandy, and Park City.


What makes me different from other Salt Lake City family law attorneys is my passion and drive. It is an approach that I apply to all my cases. I am a self-made woman who believes in the value of hard work and helping others achieve success. When I am not practicing family law, I spend time outdoors, enjoying motor sports and living life at more than 100 miles per hour. Fear is not a part of my DNA. When selecting a Salt Lake City divorce lawyer, it is important to have representation from a lawyer that will use the best strategies, and maximum effort to put each client in the best possible position to succeed in mediation, in a settlement, or in the courtroom, and in their future.

Licensed for 23 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 01/07/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Emy

Emy A. Cordano, Family Law Attorney
6465 South 3000 East.
Suite 103
Salt Lake City, UT, 84121-6983

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  70 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!
Emy is a great advocate. She is knowledgeable and her advice was thoroughly explained and spot on! She was attentive and quick to respond, and I fully appreciated the fact that she was cognizant of wasting time - there was no time wasted here, direct and to the point! I had a great experience working with her!
Posted by Jason | October 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She was a great support and guide
Emy represented us very well. I liked working with her and would hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2022
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Professional Attorney
Emy is a very assertive and professional attorney, which is what you want in the courtroom. She works hard and is very responsive with a day turnaround time.
Posted by Emily | June 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Emy is AMAZING.
Emy was a life saver! I came to her after a horrible situation with another attorney. She was honest and direct and made sure at each stage I knew what was going on and what my options were. Emy was the first attorney I have had that actually fought for me. You will never go wrong by having her represent you.
Posted by Doyle | June 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Truly the Best Family Law Attorney in Utah!
Emy is truly one of the best Attorneys I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is professional in every sense of the word and truly an authority on Family Law. She will fight for you to the full extent of the law. She is always there if you have any questions and she always explains legal terms on a level that anyone could comprehend. She was able to solve any and all problems that arose during my divorce. I am so grateful to have had Emy Cordano represent me. She truly lives up to her five Star reviews. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking the best Family Law Attorney in Utah! No one works harder and longer hours than she does!
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Posted by Carol | April 12, 2022
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She was on my side.
She passionately looked out for my interests. She was pithy when needed and compassionate when I needed it. I recommend her highly.
Posted by Robert | March 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend
Was straight up front and precise loved that and would recommend. Was honest and was helpful when going though this for the first time.
Posted by Cassie Czerny | February 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
dedication & professionalism
I would highly recommend Emy Cordano as a divorce attorney. She was an advocate for me and my son. She provided me with guidance and wisdom when I felt my world was crashing down. She wants what's best for each client and it shows in her hard work and dedication. Thanks Emy for everything!!
Posted by Nicoel | January 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I was very impressed with the time Emy took to listen to my case and make recommendations. She spent well over an hour answering my questions and offering advice. She was able to give insight to my case that other attorneys had not. I felt her genuine care for my situation and was very grateful for her knowledge and expertise.
Posted by LJ | December 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not just Great; Amazing!
Such a vastly different experience: a lawyer who told me the truth. A lawyer who told me what my other lawyer had done. A lawyer who pointed out the flaws in the oppositions case. I am in utter shock. I shudder to think if I hadn't decided to retain her. My whole world, my children are at stake and my other lawyer was pushing me into termination of parental rights without telling me. Signing for me and not showing me. For what purpose? I don't know. And she showed me; showed me what he had done and would not admit to doing. If your gut tells you that something is wrong, that your lawyer is steering you off a cliff, find Emy. As Utah swings wildly into being a father's rights state, supported by the "bro-hood"- you have to be careful who you trust. I trusted the wrong person. Hopefully it is not too late.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney
Emy, is an amazing Attorney. I was fighting an out of state custody battle and was able to win thanks to Emy's work ethic, knowledge, professionalism and overall understanding of the law. Emy is very experienced at what she does and I would definitely recommend her services to anyone. I would say Emy is a very direct person and you should be ready and willing to respond and deliver on items requested. The more detailed your are in the things she asks for will make the entire process easier. I would like to personally thank Emy for all of her hard work and her paralegal who worked tireless hours with little or no notice to get my case won. THANK YOU EMY!!!
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Posted by Scott | October 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Emy
Emy was my lawyer for my divorce. She is a lovely person and very great to work with. Don't get me wrong, she is nice and sweet, unless she is dealing with the other attorney. Then she is a bulldog. Exactly what you need in an attorney. Having her represent me was a great decision.
Posted by Alyse | September 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Not only did Emy fight for me, I felt like she cared about me. She loves fighting for the truth- that's a quality that is instilled in her. I also felt like she listened to me during the process of my divorce.
Posted by Aaron | June 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
From start to finish I am very pleased with Ms. Cordano’s representation. She was prompt, thorough, and professional. I was very anxious as this was my first foray into the world of divorce litigation, but she patiently ushered me in with compassion and consideration. She has a mastery of her craft and showed an outstanding ability to recall important facts during mediation which helped bolster my case. She was always a fierce advocate for me and because of that I never felt like the outcome of my case was in doubt. I am very happy I chose to retain Emy as my attorney.
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Posted by Bryan | April 30, 2021
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Great attorney
Emy was quick, professional and easy to work with. She understood my case quickly and was able to help me get a quick resolution to it. Great experience.
Posted by Tracy | April 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful
Ms Cordano is incredible. Intelligent, devoted and zeros in on issues like a shark. I was unable to have her represent me because I was too far in my divorce and issues had already been certified for court but I wish terribly I would have known about her before filing my divorce. She is definitely the one I would have chosen and will choose if I need to refile for anything in the future. Thank you so much Ms Cordano for being so upfront and honest with me. I felt in my heart like you actually truly cared about my situation and I am forever grateful for your kindness. I will be in touch if I need representation in the future!!!
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Posted by Skip | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Emy is a true professional in the field of divorce law. My confidence never failed in her ability to help me understand the proceedings in my divorce, and to aid me in making the right decisions to achieve the best outcome.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY!
I can't say enough good things about Emy Cordano! I truly don't know what my brother would have done without her. She has so much experience and my brother always knew she would be honest with him and be a straight shooter. My brother did not have to pay a dime of alimony after a 25 year marriage because his wife committed adultery. If I or anyone I knew was having to go through a divorce, Emy is the one I would recommend!
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Posted by Steve | September 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Greatly appreciated
I chose to work with Emy after consulting with other attorneys. Emy has the tenacity, knowledge and direction that I was looking for to help me with me case. Emy’s counsel, hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated and I will highly recommend her
Posted by Kevin | August 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top 1%!
Emy helped keep me sane through over 1.5 years of crazy from my ex. She knows the law. She doesn’t sugarcoat or try to just make you feel good. She doesn’t over promise and under deliver. If anything it is just the opposite. Emy does not tolerate lying or partial truth. Remember, she is your ADVOCATE! Her only goal is to get you, her client, the best possible result - you are her number one concern. You can rest assured that she will be the most prepared attorney in the courtroom. She’s not emotional, she relies on facts and the ability to prove them. And don’t forget the saying ‘you get what you pay for’. She’s worth every penny.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • COR LAW, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994

Associations

  • Park City Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Park City Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Utah State Bar, Character & Fitness Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2001 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Afrikaans

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Support and Prevention Conference
  • Divorce Support Utah
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often get calls from people looking for a divorce/child custody attorney and I refer them to Emy. I've known Emy for 20 years. She's an excellent litigator and she treats her clients with great respect. She is passionate about families and the rights of parents. She also will "tell it like it is" to clients who may have unreasonable expectations. Emy works so hard and is dedicated to her practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Emy is a go-getter. She is a fantastic advocate for her clients because she never backs down. At the same time, she is approachable and works well with opposing counsels."
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Salt Lake City Divorce and separation Lawyer Emy Cordano
Emy Cordano
Divorce and separation Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 23 years