Lawyers.com Interviews Joseph Cordell About Child Support

Joseph CordellAs a law firm that focuses on representing men in family law cases, Cordell & Cordell attorneys have found recently released statistics about child support alarming but unfortunately not surprising.

In an interview with Lawyers.com, Cordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell said these facts reinforce the antiquated notion that mom should take care of the kids and dad should serve as an ATM.

The latest census information reveals that of the 13.7 million custodial parents in the country, only one in six are fathers. The report, which uses 2009 data, notes that while 55 percent of custodial mothers are entitled to child support, only 30.4 percent of fathers are awarded money from an ex-spouse.

“It’s important to remember that men and fathers are not the only victims when they are discriminated against and forced out of their children’s lives by a biased family law system,” Cordell says. “The children who do not have a father playing a significant role in their lives are also victims.”

Read the Lawyers.com article “Divorced Fathers Less Likely To Receive Child Support, Census Shows

MensRights.com has also discussed these statistics in depth in the article “Men’s Rights Discrimination By The Numbers.”