The double standards and challenges men and fathers face in divorce was one of many divorce issues Joseph Cordell discussed on the McCarthy and Friends Show on 94.1 KPVR in St. Louis.
While acknowledging progress has been made in granting more father’s rights, Cordell said the whole idea is to focus on trying to get the courts to be completely gender blind, which has not happened yet.
As an example, Cordell cited cases where the wife was a highly paid businesswoman and the husband was unemployed or underemployed so he would stay home with the children. Yet the husband is judged by the court as a deadbeat.
“For the most part, judges and opposing counsel see the situation and say, ‘Why doesn’t this guy go out and get a job?'” said Cordell.
To the contrast, if the husband is a well-paid executive and the wife is unemployed or underemployed, there is no presumption that she should be out working. In fact, there is the presumption that the wife is performing a legitimate role as the homemaker and the mother.
“A guy has to struggle to prove himself not guilty of being a deadbeat, but the same is not true when the situation is reversed,” Cordell said.
Cordell also discussed how he started fighting for father’s rights, why this has become a civil rights issue, and his new book “The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce.”
Listen to Part 1 of the interview for more information on men’s rights.
Part 2 examined the double standards and challenges men face in divorce.
In Part 3, Cordell outlined some of the most common mistakes men make in divorce.
To purchase “The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce,” visit the DadsDivorce.com store.
Cordell & Cordell is a national domestic litigation firm focusing on helping men with divorce issues.