During his interview, Mr. Cordell addressed many of the most common mistakes men make when facing divorce. He mentioned that for men who want primary child custody, or want to play large roles in their children’s lives, it’s often important not to move out of the house too early in the process.
“Once you’ve done that, you’re at a disadvantage,” Mr. Cordell explained. “Then, you’ve left your children in the primary care of mom. It can be difficult to get back to the place that you were before you walked out that door.”
He also discussed the disadvantages men sometimes face when dealing with family courts.
“There’s been a lot of progress in the last 20 years, I’m happy to report,” said Mr. Cordell. “But for the most part, when guys are in the family courts, they face an uphill battle for equal opportunity with custody of their children, maintenance, issues with child support…[they] are still overwhelmingly at a disadvantage.”
Find audio from Mr. Cordell’s interview with Business for Breakfast below.