“One purpose of the law is to protect us from those leanings of individual judges, but once you give a judge such a wide range of discretion and decision-making then it invites that sort of bias,” Cordell said on the Fox News Radio show. “Historically, it has not worked in the favor of guys.”
In divorce court, more than any other area of the law, judges have a huge amount of discretion so there’s a lot of opportunity for biases and particular preferences that all human beings have that come into play, Cordell said.
Since those biases are frequently held against fathers, men must spend more time, money, and effort just to try to get to a level playing field in a family law courtroom, according to Cordell.
To listen to the June 13 podcast, visit The Tom Sullivan Show podcast page. The interview begins around the 1 hour, 28 minute mark.