Men’s Divorce Podcast: A Father’s Guide To 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 the divorce process.

This month, Cordell & Cordell Managing Partner/CEO Scott Trout goes over some of the common issues dads run into when trying to get custody of their children.

Mr. Trout discusses whether dads have an uphill battle when fighting for custody (0:28); defines the different types of custody (2:18); explains what factors a court considers when determining custody (4:23); reviews what role outside witnesses can play in a custody case (10:33); goes over overlooked issues that can complicate a custody case (18:30); and gives tips for working with your ex to co-parent (23:45).

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

One comment on “Men’s Divorce Podcast: A Father’s Guide To Child Custody

    My son is posting you information on his FB page to portray himself as a victim. He is no victim and this is not a divorce situation. He has a violent temper and has assaulted myself and others since he was 17. The mother of his child left him within a year of their daughter’s birth. Because she moved out he feels he has no obligation to help take care of his daughter financially. He called me several times asking what he could do to keep from paying support even though the mother hasn’t asked for any. Every suggestion I gave from 50/50 parenting to just buying necessities for my granddaughter has been rejected. Yet he demands and has threatened violence (even murder) if he doesn’t get to see his daughter when he wants. Things escalated recently when he discovered that not only had his former girlfriend gotten engaged but has another child. He physically hurt my granddaughter, his own child, and tried to blame the fiancee for it. My son isn’t a victim, not every part time parent is a victim. Some are geniune jerks. Not every full time parent is a selfless saint either. Some are also jerks. The focus needs to be on the children and ONLY the children and what is right for them not what is right for the parent. What is right for my granddaughter is either no contact or supervised contact with mu son until he get professional help for his anger issues and bipolar disorder.

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