Joseph Cordell Writes About Fathers Rights Movement For Huffington Post

rights for fathersThe Huffington Post, one of the world’s most visited websites, has turned to founder Joseph Cordell to be its voice on the struggles men and fathers face in family law courts.

In his first of a series of columns, Cordell writes on about the unlevel playing field facing divorced dads in the family law system.

He explains how after 20 years of experience spent with Cordell & Cordell representing men in domestic relations matters, he couldn’t help but notice the challenges consistently facing one side of the table–the guy’s side.

“The father’s rights movement isn’t an anti-mom or anti-woman movement; it’s an anti-unfairness movement,” Cordell writes. “It just so happens that moms have most of the power in the family court system in America.”

Cordell shared one example of the bias men face in court: the well-paid, highly successful wife married to an unemployed man who is now a stay-at-home dad.

Most judges would see the situation and say, “Why doesn’t this guy go out and get a job?”

But if you flip the roles and it is the husband making all the money and the wife stays at home as the primary caretaker, then believe the woman is performing a perfectly legitimate role as a stay-at-home mom.

“So a dad has to struggle to prove he is not guilty of being a deadbeat, but the same is not true when the situation is reversed,” Cordell writes.

Read the full Huffington Post article “Is The Playing Field Level For Men In The Family Court System?

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Amy Berdecia Jackson for James Lorenzo Jackson
2 years 2 months ago
frustrated dad…fathers rightsA Fathers Fight GOOSE CREEK, SC I am writing about an injustice that happened to a father of five kids by the ‘justice system”. Two years ago, I got divorced and was placed on child support for my kids who I have always supported and been in their lives raising them. I lost my job of over ten years in April, and I could no longer afford the thousand dollar child support let alone support my new blended family. I called to report my change of circumstance with child support office and was awaiting a phone call back… Read more »
Douglas O
5 years 2 months ago
Love from a far@ AdamG. Hey I just read your post and I must say we share something in common. We both have a daughter and we both got kicked when we’re down by the judicial system. My recent visit with my daughter was horrible. Usually my daughter within the first couple days of the visit has to vomit out all her anger towards me. Nothing unusual because this has been the trend for the past 10 years. After the first couple days she’s back to my daughter again but this last visit took the cake. While she’s yelling and… Read more »
5 years 2 months ago
Unfair TreatmentVery very good article, and sadly true. I am a single dad never married paying an obscene amount of child support for my daughter whom now resides in another state because her mother moved her there, I haven’t seen or spoken to my daughter in over a year because her mother refuses to let me, and the court system does nothing about it, but yet hammers me with over 800.00$ in child support a month for my daughter. I’ve spend thousands of dollars fighting for child support modification and shared custody to which every single time have failed. I’ve… Read more »