Joe Cordell Tackles Paternity Problems On Huffington Post

Joe Cordell Tackles Paternity Problems On Huffington Post

Huffington PostIn his latest Huffington Post column, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell laid out the various problems that arise in family courts related to paternity.

While paternity is a serious problem in family courts, there is unfortunately very little being done to fix the issues. 

“From fathers being required to pay support for children that DNA tests prove are not theirs to fathers blocked by the courts from being involved in their children’s lives,” Mr. Cordell wrote, “family courts have much to do before the current system is fixed and justice is served.”

Joe Cordell

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell

Mr. Cordell detailed several paternity problems currently plaguing society such as paternity fraud, which has been described as a “national epidemic,” and the issues facing unwed fathers as they are given essentially no legal rights to their children until they establish paternity.

“There are numerous different scenarios where paternity can create issues that it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where changes need to be made,” Mr. Cordell said. “However, the current system is clearly not working for many fathers and children, which is why it is in desperate need of an overhaul. And yet, there has been little in the way of effort to institute change.”

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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.