Men’s Divorce Podcast: Understanding Mental Health And Divorce

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.

In this month’s episode, Cordell & Cordell Managing Partner/CEO Scott Trout and licensed professional counselor Erika Ottolini discuss the many different emotions men experience during divorce and how mental health issues can factor into the process.

Mr. Trout and Ms. Ottolini explain the emotional hurdles men must navigate during divorce and how critical it is to base your decision on logic rather than emotion (1:00); the potential consequences of not seeking support for mental health issues and the stigma that often prevents men from getting the help they need (4:05); the challenges of working with clients unwilling to seek support (10:10); how men and fathers can find mental health resources (15:17); how mental health factors into co-parenting (18:155); whether seeking help for mental health issues can delay when a father can seek a child custody modification (24:40); and more.

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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.

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