Tag: Divorce


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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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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 a Father

Fathers are often given the short end of the stick. Whether it is the assumption that they were the breadwinner in the marital household and should be responsible for paying alimony and child support or that they are not equally as capable of providing a loving, nurturing, and stable environment for a child to live and grow in, it can be a challenge to cope...

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Facing the Feeling of Being Overwhelmed

In the cases of men facing the prospect of a divorce, they can sometimes feel defeated before any semblance of a fight begins. Some head into the process with the understanding that they may very well lose their shirts to a system that will assume that because they are the man, they must be the primary earners and pay alimony. They feel devastated when looking...

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Fathers Teaching Children Fosters Bonds

Fathers have important responsibilities in their lives. They are called to provide for, take care of, teach, and protect their children, giving them all of the tools necessary to succeed in life. For the fathers that have an opportunity to have an active role in their child’s life they have the chance to make a difference in the growth and development of their child. Being...

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Mental Health Issues Require Assistance

In facing the prospect of divorce, losing custody of one’s children, losing a number of assets, and losing one’s home, it’s understandable that it might take a toll on one’s mental state. The stresses of the situation can be overwhelming for those going through the experience, and that experience does include the aftermath, when one attempts to pick up the pieces and recover from this...

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The Concept of Family After a Divorce

When marital problems begin and the storm of negativity and tension makes it look like a divorce may be on the horizon, there are a million different things that a guy in that position has to sort out. Whether it is the custody issues, the financial aspect, or the division of assets, there suddenly becomes a lot of facets to sort through in a very...

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Feeling Alone, Isolated After Divorce

The walls can feel like they are closing in on you. You watch your clothes and other items leave your familial home and enter an empty apartment. The relationships that you once had with friends and family are forever changed. During the hearing, you encounter a judge who you feel, assumes you as an inferior parent to your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Your children later call and...

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Studies Highlight Importance of a Present Father

Studies Highlight Importance of a Present Father

It’s difficult to quantify the benefits of a father being involved in their child’s life, but recent studies have looked into how their role in the care and development of their child has been advantageous to their maturation. The studies have spoken Researchers at Michigan State University surveyed Early Head Start children’s programs at 17 locations across the United States, looking into the effects of...

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