“There is an institutional family court bias, but we can’t simply blame judges. Sure, they are human beings and have preconceptions like everyone else, but it goes much further than that. The family law industry as a whole — from attorneys to social workers — makes presumptions about men and fathers.”
That quote comes from Cordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell‘s latest Huffington Post column, “Divorce Civil Rights.”
Cordell says profiling of different groups of people based on race, age, disabilities, etc., is not permitted in society yet in continues to happen every day in family courts where cases are decided based on gender.
“This systematic discrimination happens every day but goes largely unnoticed,” Cordell writes. “The impact of the obscurity of this issue is that there is not the attention, inclination or support necessary in order for men’s rights to receive the political, social and economic momentum that is required to correct this prejudice.”
Read the full Huffington Post article, “Divorce Civil Rights.”