Articles


Aug

22

2014
Parental Alienation & Its Impact on Fathers

Parental Alienation & Its Impact on Fathers

By Katie Davis It’s time to stop debating whether or not parental alienation exists. It does. Many psychologists and law professionals now consider this type of alienation and its affect on children to be a condition. Because this usually occurs when a parent with more custodial duties alienates a child from the other parent, and because men still represent the larger group of non-custodial parents,...

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Jul

30

2014
Gender Stereotypes Affect Men, Too

Gender Stereotypes Affect Men, Too

It is not just women that are affected by ongoing gender stereotypes. Men have to deal with such ideas as well, and they do on a regular basis. In fact, such male stereotypes can have extremely negative affects on divorce, child support or child custody cases for men. Recently, Men’s Divorce reported on this issue and took a look at how such viewpoints might actually harm a...

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May

13

2014
Violence and Abuse Happens to Men too

Violence and Abuse Happens to Men too

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer Whether it is the “deadbeat dad”, the stupid and lazy husband, or the violent criminal, the mass media is full of distorted and negative portrayals of men.  While cognizant of the distorted portrayal of men in the media, it is beyond disappointing that this twisted portrayal has made its way into the Public Service Announcements for...

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May

07

2014
White Working-Class Women Should Not Raise Kids Alone

White Working-Class Women Should Not Raise Kids Alone

Recently, I stumbled across an article published in Slate with the shocking and horrific (to the men’s rights believers) title, “White Working-Class Women Should Raise Kids Alone.” Written by two scholars, this essay is an excerpt from their book “Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family.” The excerpt published in Slate argues, using the  example of “Lily,” that sometimes it’s better for a working-class...

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Apr

29

2014
New Jersey Offering Child Support Amnesty Week

New Jersey Offering Child Support Amnesty Week

Here’s some good news for divorced dads living in New Jersey! If you are behind on child support payments and facing possible jail time, it’s Child Support Amnesty week! The week-long program allows parents who are behind on child support payments to go in to their local probation office and try to either make a payment, or come up with a payment plan that is...

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Apr

23

2014
Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer A quick search on Google shows that “shared parenting” is a hot button issue in many states across the nation. Shared parenting refers to two parents who have divorced or separated, or who were never married, sharing residential custody of their child on an equal or near equal basis and being equally empowered to make decisions...

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Apr

23

2014
Marc Anthony’s Situation Teaches Us About Our Messed Up Court System

Marc Anthony’s Situation Teaches Us About Our Messed Up Court System

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com Marc Anthony, the famous singer and actor, is back in court again fighting his ex-wife on the issue of child support. Right now, Marc Anthony pays a “paltry” $13,000 a month in child support to support his two children. But, apparently that’s not enough. His ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, is asking that this number be raised to $113,000 a month. That’s...

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Mar

06

2014
Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com History repeats itself once again with proposed legislation in Nebraska to create the presumption of equal parenting time unlikely to pass in the Nebraska State Senate. Last month, MensRights.com published an article chronicling the exciting and promising custody reform in Nebraska, in particular the LB 1000 bill. The situation seemed encouraging, with the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts releasing...

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Mar

03

2014
Divorce and Custody in a Social Media World

Divorce and Custody in a Social Media World

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer It is no secret that texts, tweets, emails and Facebook posts have drastically changed the way the world communicates. However, if you are anticipating a divorce or custody dispute in this text-happy world, it is important to slow down and remember that once you send that text you cannot get it back. Once you tweet or...

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Feb

14

2014
The End of No-Fault Divorce in Kansas?

The End of No-Fault Divorce in Kansas?

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com Kansas Rep. John Bradford has authored a bill that would essentially end “no fault” divorce for the entire state by eliminating “incompatibility” as grounds for divorce. Proponents of the bill claim the purpose of the new legislation is to encourage people to not get divorced and to instead work on their marriages. Rep. Bradford argued that the bill would not...

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