Men’s Divorce Podcast: How Abuse And Neglect Affect Child Custody

Men's Divorce PodcastEach month, the Cordell & Cordell Men’s Divorce Podcast features an in-depth discussion on specific issues that affect men going through divorce.

This month, Cordell & Cordell CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout and Litigation Partner Kristin Zurek discuss the many different ways abuse and neglect – and allegations of abuse and neglect – can affect child custody cases.

They discuss generally how abuse and neglect factor into family law (0:45); how abuse allegations are discussed during initial consultations (1:30); whether abuse can impact the division of property (2:10); how attorneys react when their clients face abuse allegations (2:45); the different types of abuse and neglect (4:00); how courts respond differently to the various kinds of abuse (4:50); defending yourself against abuse allegations (5:50); utilizing witnesses in abuse cases (7:50); why it’s risky to use children as witnesses (10:10); orders of protection (11:53); the challenges men face when they’re the victims of abuse (18:11); what role a Guardian ad Litem can play in a custody case (22:50); parental alienation syndrome (33:18); how drug and alcohol abuse can affect custody (39:37); and more.

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