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Joe Cordell on Bloomberg Radio: More Men Awarded Alimony

Joseph CordellCordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell appeared on Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox” show to discuss positive trends related to men in divorce cases, particularly the increase in men receiving spousal support.

Judges are more frequently awarding maintenance to guys as women continue to advance in the workplace and contribute more to the family finances.

“As a firm, we’re glad to see judges are increasingly willing to ignore gender in awarding maintenance, and this is something radically different than in the past,” said Mr. Cordell.

Listen to the full interview below:

Huffington Post Asks Cordell & Cordell: How Do I Get Custody?

child custodyWondering how to get joint custody?

The Huffington Post posed this question to Cordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell based on his decades of experience providing fathers with concrete, practical resources to achieve the best results in the courtroom.

Almost every state determines child custody and parenting time issues based on the “best interests of the child” standard, according to Cordell.

While state statutes and case law define this standard differently, in general there are certain factors and themes that appear in the majority of states.

To see the list, read the article “How To Divorce: How Do I Get Joint Custody?

Cordell & Cordell Featured In Business Insider On Rise Of ‘Man-imony’

With many of the nation’s top divorce lawyers citing an increase in the number of women ordered to pay alimony (often referred to as “man-imony”), Business Insider asked Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell to confirm the trend through a survey of the firm’s 145 family law attorneys located in 24 states.

Cordell & Cordell attorneys affirmed that the trend is not a fluke; more women are being saddled with alimony and child support payments that have long been considered almost guaranteed to be ordered to the father in divorce cases.

“This is a glacial but positive movement on the part of judges to be more gender blind in divorce court,” Mr. Cordell told Business Insider.

It’s also a sign that women are finding more success on their career paths and are now becoming more responsible for financial obligations to the family.

However, there is still progress to be made, according to Mr. Cordell.

“One thing I heard back from our divorce lawyers was while we consider it cause for celebration … judges are still tight-fisted when they’re pulling money out of the wife’s hands for the husband’s support,” he said. “There’s still not symmetry there.”

For more information, read the full article “Men Winning Divorce Battles.”