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Adult man is asking forgiveness from his sad son after conflict at the home.

Exploring Parental Alienation Through the Eyes of Fathers

As a father, you want to do right by your children, regardless of whether or not your home is considered their primary residence. You want to offer them all of the opportunities in life possible and ensure that they grow and mature into kind and empathetic adults. Divorce can be a traumatic event in a child’s life, but through communication and co-parenting, your children can...

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Fathers Face Financial Challenges After Divorce

As a father, you want to be able to provide everything for your children. Even if you had the best childhood imaginable, you want to be able to provide more for them than what you had. That is your natural instinct, and it is that instinct that often leads you down a path of being taken advantage of. Regardless of whether or not you were...

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Fighting False Allegations in Family Court

You just want to start over. You just want to end your unhappy and dysfunctional marriage. You just want to remain an active and loving part of your child’s life. You just want a fair settlement and custodial rights. All of these wants sometimes find themselves superseded by the need to defend yourself in family court. Many times, men and fathers find themselves having to...

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Understanding What It Means To Be a Father

As a parent, you take the role that you play in your child’s life seriously. You care for them, provide for them, feed them, clothe them, and give them the necessary guidance to grow. However, as a man, you sometimes may feel doubted by others, who make assumptions regarding your nurturing abilities and underestimate you and how earnestly you act in your role. If you...

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Joseph E. Cordell Named 2019 ICON Award Honoree by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Joseph E. Cordell Named 2019 ICON Award Honoree by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner and MenRights.com’s sponsor, attorney-CPA Joseph E. Cordell has been named an honoree of the 2019 ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for his notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law. The ICON Awards, launched in 2018, are presented to distinguished attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers...

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Establishing the Paternity of Your Child

Establishing the Paternity of Your Child

As a father, nothing is more important than the love and well-being of your children. It can be a motivating factor in you being the best person that you can be, and you want to be an active and engaged part of their lives for years to come. However, for many fathers, that simply is not an option. Many couples do not get married before...

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Men Often Suffer in Silence as Victims of Domestic Violence

They are told to “man up.” They are told that “guys don’t cry” and that “it’s not a big deal.” They are encouraged to ignore the cuts or bruises that may develop on their skin, in addition to the cuts and bruises on their hearts and souls. Men experience domestic violence, too. No one is suggesting that it is to the extent that women experience...

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Exploring Gender Stereotypes in Family Court

When you are going through the complications of the divorce process, you sometimes can feel that the deck is stacked against you, and you are not sure why. You may have a good and stable job. You may be able to provide your child with just as loving and stable of a home as your co-parent. You may have behaved like a perfect gentleman during...

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