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Could You Be Eligible For ‘Manimony’?

Could You Be Eligible For ‘Manimony’?

According to the U.S. Census, only three percent of alimony recipients are men. For most men navigating through divorce, the thought never even crosses their minds that they could be eligible to receive alimony from their wives. Or, if it does, they quickly dismiss the idea because they are embarrassed to financially rely on their ex-wife. But according to Cordell & Cordell divorce attorney Anne...

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The Gender Gap That Nobody Is Talking About

The Gender Gap That Nobody Is Talking About

In 2013, 32,055 men committed suicide — 2.5 percent of all male deaths. In other words, more than one out of 50 male deaths is the result of suicide. To put the numbers into perspective, men more commonly die at their own hands than of kidney disease, pneumonia and Alzheimer’s. And for divorced men, the statistics are even more bleak. Men are four times more...

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Happy Father’s Day

For divorced dads, Father’s Day can be tough, particularly if you can’t celebrate it with your kids. You are probably like most divorced dads — you’re trying to do the best you can in a flawed situation. You face many challenges in addition to the difficulties married dads face: You may have to deal with child support, custody arrangements, a biased court system or a strained...

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How To Prove Your Wife Is Emotionally Abusive

How To Prove Your Wife Is Emotionally Abusive

If you are going through a divorce and have been emotional abused by your wife, you may be able to use the abuse as a basis for obtaining spousal maintenance or custody of your children. However, you may have to overcome gender biases and stereotypes in the court. Research shows that 48.8 percent of men experience emotional abuse, also known as psychological aggression, by an...

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Unwed Fathers: Securing Your Parental Rights

Unwed Fathers: Securing Your Parental Rights

Many unwed fathers may have no idea that their parental rights are at the whim of the mother unless paternity is formally established through the courts, which can cause serious problems in the event of a breakup. You and your partner have been living together for 20 years, but are not married. You had two children together, a daughter and a son, who are now...

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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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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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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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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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