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Joseph E. Cordell Featured in Former NYT Journalist’s Book, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life”

Joseph E. Cordell Featured in Former NYT Journalist’s Book, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life”

Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner attorney-CPA Joseph E. Cordell was featured in a book by former New York Times journalist turned educator Andrew L. Yarrow. The book, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life,” depicts the American male in modern society, through the lens of academic studies, national surveys, wide ranges of data and research, as well as interviews by various...

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The Struggles of Maternal Gatekeeping

Fathers face child custody issues outside of the court. Even after the divorce decree, child custody agreement, and parenting plan all are finalized, many noncustodial fathers face challenges connecting with their children after the dust settles. Some children can feel like because Mom got custody and they live primarily at Mom’s house, they should be loyal to Mom, which means not connecting with Dad on...

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Study Examines Ethical Violations in Child Custody Evaluations

Being away from your child is never easy. If you are not the custodial parent, you can sometimes feel you are being forced out of their life against your will. Due to the influence of the long-dead Tender Years Presumption, family law courts still tend to favor women over man when deciding child custody. Despite efforts being made to install shared parenting presumptions, unless proven...

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Research: Dads Say They Spend Too Little Time With Their Children

With current child custody trends favoring mothers, many fathers often can be left wondering how their children are doing at any given time. Are they eating healthy enough? How are they doing in school? Do they think about their dad? Without the opportunity to spend time with their children, many fathers do not get to have these questions answered. Many are forced to deal with...

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The Uphill Battle for Custody

In family courts, it is not always easy making the best impression. Men can find themselves facing an uphill battle, in their efforts to establish custodial footing. In an effort to be the parent that their child needs, they can often find themselves vulnerable to an opposing party, willing to reveal any and all skeletons that may exist in a man’s closet. Part of this...

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