In his first of a series of columns, Cordell writes on HuffingtonPost.com 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?“