Tag: Violence


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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 All of these wants sometimes find themselves superseded by the need to defend yourself in family court.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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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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Violence and Abuse Happens to Men too

Violence and Abuse Happens to Men too

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer Whether it is the “deadbeat dad”, the stupid and lazy husband, or the violent criminal, the mass media is full of distorted and negative portrayals of men.  While cognizant of the distorted portrayal of men in the media, it is beyond disappointing that this twisted portrayal has made its way into the Public Service Announcements for...

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8 Ways A Restraining Order Can Affect You

By Sarah Long Cordell & Cordell Minnesota Divorce Lawyer Restraining orders, also known as protective orders or orders of protection, are better known as tactical nuclear weapons in family law cases. A system that was designed to protect against abuse is itself being abused. The misuse of restraining orders by women when going through a divorce is one of the more prevalent and unfortunate trends...

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