Men’s Divorce Reports on Gender Stereotypes Facing Men

gender stereotypes facing men with custodyGender stereotypes face men in the family law courts on a regular basis.

Recently, Mens’ Divorce took a look at this issue and reported on some of the numbers regarding the number of married women receiving primary custody of children as well as sizable child support packages.

“It should not come as a shock that men face antiquated gender stereotypes when going through a divorce, and that fighting these can lead to lengthy, expensive legal battles that still result in unfair settlements once a judgment is finalized,” reported Men’s Divorce

With stereotypes still affecting the way society and the courts often view men and dads, there is an ongoing notion that “men [lack] the capability to perform basic household or parenting tasks.”

Men’s Divorce reported on a recent Huffington Post article, “Retire the Bumbling Husband: He Isn’t Helping,” which discussed the negative affects such characters and stereotypes can have on society’s perceptions, beliefs on parenting and even custody decisions.

As the article’s author Jaime Zucker points out,  “Advertisements for housekeeping products can still be targeted to attract female consumers, but the justification that these products should be selected by the woman because her male partner is just too stupid to do so needs to be retired. It’s time advertisers pay attention - equality is empowering.”

Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 25, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce and MensDivorce, present a news video for the week of July 25, 2014.

In this week’s news, Cordell & Cordell’s principal partner Joseph Cordell was installed as the 51st president of the American Association for Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. DadsDivorce reponded to an Ask a Lawyer question regarding a wife who had abandoned the home and her children. MensDivorce took a look at the importance of proper courtroom etiquette.

Check out the weekly news video below.

 

Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 18, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce andMensDivorce, present a news video for the week of July 18, 2014.

In this week’s news, Cordell & Cordell launched its new online video consultation option for those who need an alternative to meeting in person. DadsDivorce published an article with tips for dating after divorce.  MensDivorce discussed the importance of establishing paternity for unwed fathers.

Check out the weekly news video below.

Principal Partner Joe Cordell Writes New Column for Financial Advisor Magazine

financial advisor magazineFinancial advisors should be aware that divorced clients are quite different than from those clients who are married, single or simply not going through a divorce according to Joe Cordell’s latest column in Financial Advisor Magazine.

His newest column, “Special Client Issues Financial Advisors Must Address in Divorce Situations,” appears in the July 2014 edition of the magazine.

Mr. Cordell lists concerns like emotional instability, complex finances and an overall feeling or environment of uncertainty.

“While family law attorneys are acclimated to working under these conditions, it may be a shock to the system for a financial advisor unfamiliar with the added pressures,” said Mr. Cordell. “However, if an advisor becomes familiar with performing their tasks throughout the divorce process, it can be a major benefit for both the attorney and the client.”

Read the article online here.

Joe Cordell Speaks with the Mark Daniels Show on WNTP

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Principal Partner Joe Cordell spoke on the Mark Daniels Show via Philadelphia-based radio station WNTP.

He discussed the domestic litigation firm Cordell & Cordell, its mission and the upcoming Men’s Divorce School events in Pennsylvania, with an event in Pittsburgh on July 16, 2014 and one in Philadelphia on July 17, 2014.

Mr. Cordell also talked about his passion for domestic litigation cases and helping men with divorce as well as the reality of gender bias in many courtrooms.

Please find an audio clip of last week’s WNTP interview below.