Joe Cordell Discusses New Shared Parenting Legislation

Joe Cordell Discusses New Shared Parenting Legislation

KMOX NewsRadioCordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell recently appeared on KMOX NewsRadio 1120 AM to discuss shared parenting legislation that is currently making its way through the Missouri legislature. 

Mr. Cordell explained that the legislation, which has passed the House and is going before the Senate, would help level the playing field for fathers who have historically faced unfair stereotypes during custody disputes.

“The custody rules are a big source of conflict in divorce courts and after (divorce) in terms of dads’ access to the children,” Mr. Cordell said. “Historically, Mom always got her money. Money was assisted by numerous agencies and whatnot. They came to the assistance of Mom to make sure she got the financial resources she was promised. Meanwhile, Dad was left out in the cold when it came to access to his children, his participation in their lives, etc.”

Mr. Cordell also discussed how social science research has clearly demonstrated how shared parenting benefits families.

“We know that kids who have dads involved after divorce are less likely to drop out of high school,” Mr. Cordell said. “They’re less inclined to engage in any sort of violent crime. They tend to have better psychological health in adulthood. There’s just numerous studies that support this.”

Click below to listen to the full interview.

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.