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Mark Cord

Divorce and separation Attorney at SCOTTSDALE, AZ

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 50 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    50 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Child custody
    40%

    50 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Family
    10%

PROVEN EXPERIENCE MATTERS

When you're faced with a family law problem, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable and will manage your case with the care it deserves.  As you evalulate lawyers who might assist you, there is one essential quality to look for: experience.  In the practice of law, there is simply no substitute.  Attorney Mark Cord has spent more than 40 years practicing family law in Arizona and is one of only about 65 practitioners to be certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Arizona State Bar, a process that requires critical evaluation by judges and opposing counsel alike.  During his career, Mark has earned accolades throughout the state as one of the most prepared, respeonsive and adaptable attorneys around.  His strict attention to detail and ability to negotiate helps clients get the results their cases deserve.  Mark has served the people of the Scottsdale and Phoenix are with pride, upholding the standards of justice to which he has dedicated his career from both sides of the bench, and he is prepared to assist you.

Attorney Mark Cord takes on cases in the following practice areas:

  • Divorce Mark helps clients dissolve their marriage with a contested or uncontested divorce.  During the divorce process, he often helps clients reach a settlement agreement through negotiations or mediation, resolving conflicts on such issues as alimony, child custody, child support, and the division of property.  When settlement is not possible, Mark litigates aggressively to achieve results that protect his client's property and parental rights.  For clients who are not ready for a final divorce, Mark helps negotiate legal separation agreements.
  • Child Custody - Mark assists parents seeking child custody or visitation rights under a variety of circumstances: during divorce, after divorce, and when the parents have never been married.
  • Family Law - In addition to the areas listed above, Mark assists clients with post-divorce enforcement and modification, and paternity actions.

Every family law case gets Mark's personal attention from start to successful finish.

If you are looking for reliable family law assistance in Scottsdale and the Phoenix metropolitan area, you can rely on attorney Mark Cord.  Over more than 40 years, Mark has built a reputation for high-quality, hightly ethical representation that produces positive results.  Call Mark today at or contact his office online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Biography:

Arizona Bar Certified Family Law Specialist since 1995

Author: "Divorce with (Out) Dignity, A Divorce Lawyer's View," 2011

Judge Pro Tempor (Juvenile and Criminal) Scottsdale City Court (Ret.)

Sailor, writer, Judge Pro Tem, traveler, golfer, gin playing, dog loving Law and Order fan.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Contact Mark

Cord G Mark
8170 N. 86th Place, Ste. 204
Suite 204
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 85258

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Lori | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer with integrity and compassion
Mr. Cord helped me through a very stressful and difficult time. His professionalism, knowledge and integrity were greatly appreciated and evident throughout my divorce and prolonged child custody matter. He was assertive and focused, yet was there to provide support and explanations every step of the way. He is a lawyer that will assist you in maintaining your dignity and perspective during an emotional process. I highly recommend Mr. Cord to see you through all phases of your legal matter.
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Posted by Heather | December 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney- Used Twice. Would absolutely hire Mark again.
Mark Cord helped me with my divorce case and then once again with my child custody case. Going through my divorce was emotionally difficult; however, Mark helped me through every step of the process (both legally and emotionally). The outcome of my divorce was very fair and I have no complaints- only accolades for what Mark did for me. He was recommended to me by a friend that also had great luck with Mark for a difficult divorce case. A year after my divorce, I used Mark again for my child custody case. Mark once again helped me through every step of the process (both legally and emotionally). The outcome of that case was also very fair and I have no complaints. I can't imagine going through either the divorce or my child custody case without him. I hope I do not have to use Mark's services again, but if I ever need an attorney, Mark will be my first call. I really can't say enough good things about Mark. He helped to make me feel comfortable both in and out of the court room. He explained in detail what was going to happen every step of the way. He also helped me where possible with regard to saving money. I feel Mark charged accordingly and did not overcharge me. Also know that Mark's presence in the courtroom (if necessary) is of the utmost professionalism. I felt in both cases that the judges appreciated his professionalism and preparedness. He asked the right questions of the other party. He understands and is helpful in more than just the law. I have thanked Mark many times, but I'm not sure I can ever really express my real gratitude with how much he helped me. You will not be disappointed if you hire Mark.
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Posted by Kathy | August 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hard-working attorney with patience and integrity
Mr. Cord helped me through a very difficult post decree matter regarding my children. It was always important to me that I work with a legal advisor who was both competent and has good character. Mr. Cord fits that description. Mr. Cord went beyond my expectations, and for that I am entirely grateful. He always made time for my calls, followed through with my requests, and treated my case as if it was the only case he had. He is very hard-working, patient and ethical. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Cord
When you find yourself facing a legal dilemma, you need a great attorney. Mark Cord is experienced, and thorough when handling your case. Knowing Mr. Cord was representing me helped make a difficult divorce a little less stressful.
Posted by Mary | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
"Mark Cord was my divorce attorney. After forty three years of marriage, I didn't know how I could possibly handle everything that was transpiring. His calm, concentrated straight forward manner was a welcome and needed aid to me. I am grateful for his focus, accountability and reliability."
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce attorney
Mark Cord is an outstanding divorce attorney. He counseled me through a very stressful time in my life and advocated for my best interests in settling the divorce. I highly recommend him.
Posted by florence | July 19, 2012
Excellent avocat
From a French lawyer who seeked - personally and in emergency - help in a child physical custody matter while being in Arizona, just one word concerning the wise advice and immediate response i received : EXCELLENT. And if this word can be read both in English and French. Merci.
Posted by George | July 1, 2010
Mark Cord is a colleague
This lawyer meets the highest ethical and professional standards. I have been a professional colleague with him in our community for over 30 yerars. I have referred several friends and clients to him.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2010
very thorough
I found Mark Cord to be very thorough, listening to all the information I presented to him and sorting it out.
Posted by Laurie | April 6, 2010
Mark Cord
I enjoyed working with Mark. He was very responsive, knowledgeable and also compassionate.
Posted by Bob Davis | April 6, 2010
Reputable, Honest, Knowledgeable, First Class
I had the unfortunate need for Mark's services but wouldn't use anyone else. Mark kept me informed at every step of the process. It's not just Mark's knowledge of the law, his professionalism as an attorney or his ability to put you at ease during one of the most stressful times in your life, it's his entire staff and everyone associated with Cord Law Offices.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2009
I certainly recommend Mark Cord
Mark took my case when no other lawyer would -- all others expressed that my case would not bring them enough money. Mark, however, took my case because he thought I deserved fair treatment. He handled my case professionally and thoughtfully, with my wishes and concerns a priority. My experience with him was certainly positive and successful.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2009
Oustanding Attorney
Mark Cord was our attorney on two different ocassions (he won both cases for us) and was every bit a consumate professional. We would highly recommend him without any hesitation whatsoever. In fact, we have referred people to him several times and he handled each case successfully!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Mark Cord, Attorney at Law
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Morgan, Cord & Shoush
  • 1979 - 2003

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rated AV Preeminent for Ten Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2010
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2005
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2000
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1995
  • Community Service Award of Appreciation
  • Scottsdale City Council
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Divorce With (Out) Dignity, A Divorce Lawyer's View
  • Divorce With (Out) Dignity, A Divorce Lawyer's View
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Mark
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Mark Cord is one of the best Family Law attorneys in AZ. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Excellent skills. Great knowledge of the law and the facts of his case. Worked diligently and fairly to resolve issues. He served his client well."
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mark and have referred cases to him. His experience and knowledge make him a powerful advocate, and his relationships in the legal community enable him to handle disputes professionally and successfully. I highly recommend Mark."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. "Mark is an excellent experienced attorney to whom I've referred, and will continue to refer, many cases. He is one of only about 70 lawyers in Arizona who is a Certified Specialist in family law matters.""
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