Tag: Custody


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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 All of these wants sometimes find themselves superseded by the need to defend yourself in family court.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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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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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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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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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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