Deseret News Quotes Scott Trout In Story About Single-Dad Households

Deseret News Quotes Scott Trout In Story About Single-Dad Households

Deseret NewsAccording to new data from the Census Bureau’s 2017 report on families and living arrangements, the number of single-parent households in the U.S. is on the rise as is the number of children being raised primarily by their fathers.

Deseret News reporter Jennifer Graham examined this trend in a recent article that featured quotes from Cordell & Cordell CEO and managing partner Scott Trout.

Mr. Trout noted that the numbers reflect an evolving social landscape in which more mothers are entering the workforce while fathers are more active participants in their children’s lives.

“As fast as technology has changed, gender roles and parenting roles have changed,” Mr. Trout said.

This trend has gradually started factoring into child custody cases. Traditionally, men had no expectation of getting custody when they went before a judge, but those stereotypes have begun to fade as more women have become the family breadwinner and more men have become stay-at-home dads.

“All courts, in our perspective, should start from a 50-50 perspective, meaning that they’re equal parents, absent some fact otherwise, and that’s where we should start,” Mr. Trout said.

“It’s not about being pro-dad and anti-mom. It’s just the opposite for us at Cordell & Cordell. We’re pro-family, and we know that studies out there say that when two parents are maximally involved, the children’s lives are far better.”

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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.