Post-Gazette Highlights Cordell & Cordell’s Focus On Men

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlighted the history of Cordell & Cordell in representing men and fathers in divorce and explained why there is such a need for law firms to focus on protecting men’s rights. [Read more…]

The Guardian Quotes Joe Cordell In Story About Fathers’ Rights Firms

The Guardian Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and CEO Joe Cordell was recently quoted in a story in The Guardian about the rise of law firms focusing on representing men and fathers through divorce. [Read more…]

Men’s Divorce Podcast: An Interview With Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell

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Video: Cordell & Cordell News – August 22, 2014

Cordell & Cordell along with its sponsored sites, DadsDivorce and MensDivorce, present a news video for the week of August 22, 2014.

This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell contributed a column on parental alienation to The Huffington Post. DadsDivorce took a look at preparing kids for going back to school after a divorce. MensDivorce launched a new video series called Attorney Bites.

Joe Cordell Discusses Parental Alienation in The Huffington Post

huffington postParental alienation, or the action of one parent to manipulate a child away from the other parent, is a subject more widely recognized today than even just a few years ago.

In a new column for The Huffington Post titled “Is Your Ex Turning Your Child Against You?” Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner and Founder Joe Cordell discussed parental alienation and its impact on many fathers.

In the article, Mr. Cordell mentioned his 25 years of experience in representing men and seeing many situations in which one parent will let personal feelings damage the relationship between a child and the other parent.

“This can be done subtly and unintentionally through occasional belittling comments, to active and malicious ‘brainwashing’ with the intent to replace any love the child may have for the other parent with hate,” wrote Mr. Cordell. “Alienation can be cataclysmic during such an emotional time as divorce.”

Mr. Cordell also pointed out that, in the majority of situations, the primary custodial parent tends to be the person who contributes to parental alienation if it exists. Because many fathers are non-custodial parents, they often become the victim of such alienation.

He made sure to note that those parents who feel that they or their children are suffering from parental alienation should certainly complete every parental obligation that exists and seek the help of a psychologist familiar with the condition.

Read more from Mr. Cordell’s Huffington Post column.