Here a few highlights from the interview:
Why he got involved in helping men and fathers in the family court system: “It’s an area that needs special attention. Historically, guys have faced an uphill climb. In many courts across America, guys have to expend additional effort, resources and ingenuity to come out with a fair result. So we decided to focus on serving one side of the table. ”
On child custody battles: “There’s the old joke that if you run into a bear in the woods with another hunter, you don’t have to outrun the bear – you just have to outrun the other hunter. And that’s kind of the situation in divorce courts when it comes to understanding custody battles. It’s really a matter of being the better option, not necessarily being the perfect parent.
“Keep in mind, in divorce court more than any other area of the law, judges have a huge amount of discretion so there’s a lot of opportunity for biases and particular preferences that we all as human beings have that come into play. Historically, it has not worked in the favor of dads.”
Paying spousal support to your ex-wife: “Legally, those funds are to be assigned to the child. Now we all know that if Mom gets $1,000 a month, she’s getting some benefit from that to the extent she pays for transportation, housing, food, etc. At the end of the day, Mom’s standard of living has increased while Dad’s has substantially decreased.”
To listen to the June 13 podcast, visit The Tom Sullivan Show podcast page. The interview begins around the 1 hour, 28 minute mark.
To arrange an appointment with a Cordell & Cordell divorce lawyer, please contact the Cordell & Cordell office nearest you.