Joe Cordell Writes About Shared Parenting In Huffington Post

Joe Cordell Writes About Shared Parenting In Huffington Post

huffington post shared parentingCordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell recently wrote a column for the Huffington Post detailing how the shared-parenting movement has gained substantial momentum in 2015.

Nearly 20 states are currently considering measures that would help balance the custody playing field. 

This is positive news for divorced fathers as they still face a custody bias that overwhelmingly favors mothers. Around 83 percent of custodial parents are mothers.

“This issue of determining custody is not about pitting divorced parents against one another,” Mr. Cordell wrote, “it is about doing what is best for children after the often harrowing experience of seeing their parents’ marriage come to an end.”

Mr. Cordell noted that last year the National Parents Organization released a Shared Parenting Report Card that revealed that states, by and large, do a poor job of promoting shared parenting. That is disconcerting considering numerous studies have shown that time with both parents is one of the most effective ways to help children cope with divorce.

“Research has shown time and time again that keeping both mothers and fathers involved in their children’s lives as much as possible is the most effective way to reduce the negative impact of divorce,” Mr. Cordell said, “so it is encouraging to see states across the country finally taking action to do what is truly in the best interests of the children.”

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About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.