Each month, the Cordell & Cordell Men’s Divorce Podcast features an in-depth discussion on specific issues that affect men going through divorce.CONTINUE READING
Guardian Ad Litem
Under What Circumstances Can I Gain Full Custody?
Question: Under what circumstances can I get full custody of my children? Whenever my oldest son is going to stay with his mother without me present, he calls crying for me to come to the house.CONTINUE READING
7 Tips For Working With A Guardian Ad Litem
During certain divorce cases, it is necessary for the court to appoint a Guardian ad Litem, otherwise known as a GAL. This is an individual, usually an attorney, who does their own thorough investigation of the case and recommends to the court what is in the best interests of the …CONTINUE READING
Using A DNA Test To Prove Paternity In A Custody Dispute
Question: I am getting ready to go through a divorce and would like custody of our children. However, my oldest son has another man’s last name because my wife and I met while she was still legally married to someone else. Can I get a DNA test to prove I’m the …CONTINUE READING
Child Custody: Does The Child Have Any Say?
Question: In a child custody case, does the child have any say regarding which parent they live with?CONTINUE READING
How Difficult Is It To Prove Abuse?
Question: My wife is verbally and mentally abusive to me and our kids. How difficult is that to prove in a divorce and will it help me get a more favorable outcome in court?CONTINUE READING
Using A Guardian Ad Litem In A Custody Case
Question: My wife is trying to get full legal and physical custody of our kids and leave me only with supervised visitation. This is concerning because she is very abusive. I don’t have money for a lawyer so how should I go about fighting this?CONTINUE READING
Does A Stepdad Have A Shot At Gaining Child Custody?
Question: I have raised my stepdaughter since she was 5 years old. I have supported her financially for the last 10 years as her biological father has been out of the picture her entire life. Unfortunately, my wife has started drinking heavily and I don’t think our marriage is salvageable. …CONTINUE READING
How Do You Argue A Guardian Ad Litem Is Not Needed?
Question: How do you argue a Guardian Ad Litem is not needed and would be a waste of money? My ex-wife and I have had 50/50 custody for over a year without any issues. Our only point of contention right now is the distribution of marital debt. I feel my …CONTINUE READING
A Parent’s Standing To Modify Child Custody
Question: I have primary physical custody of my children, and even though my ex-wife now lives in Canada she is requesting a modification of custody. I do not feel my children should live with her in Canada for many reasons, including my fear for their safety around her abusive husband. …CONTINUE READING