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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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Watching Your Children Grow Up Without You

As a father, you want your children to have the best life possible. You want them to have every opportunity, to have every chance at improvement, love, joy, and success that life has to offer. You would hope that your children would be able to pursue those avenues with you watching and ready to guide them along their development. However, if you are a father...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Alimony

When you know you are about to experience a divorce, there is a range of emotions that you experience that may cloud your more rational ways of thinking. While those emotions are important and should be handled in a constructive and healthy method, those rational thoughts regarding your financial future are too important to ignore. Your future is on the line, and without taking the...

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Navigating #MeToo as a Man

Navigating #MeToo as a Man

Within the last year, the #MeToo movement, which began in 2006 to help African American women and girls, as well as other minority women from low-income communities who have survived sexual violence, has taken off and has become a mainstay in society and culture across race, religion, culture, gender, and sexual orientation. The national dialogue has crossed platforms and has become a part of a...

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