Joe Cordell On Football & Custody Disputes | Cordell & Cordell

Joe Cordell Speaks With New York Times About Football And Custody Disputes

New York TimesCordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner Joe Cordell was recently quoted in a New York Times article about how the debate over brain injuries in football is becoming an issue in more custody disputes.

The story details the custody battle between John Orsini and his ex-wife. Mr. Orsini, citing scientific studies about the dangers of repeated blows to the head, has gone to court to prevent the youngest of his three sons from playing football. The boy’s mother argues he should be allowed to continue playing because he understands the risks.

Mr. Cordell noted that about a third of Cordell and Cordell’s 270 divorce attorneys for men say they have seen an increase in custody disputes over whether a child should be allowed to play football. Most of those custody battles occur in states where football is very popular, like Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, where Mr. Orsini’s case is taking place.

If you ever have any concerns regarding what activities your child is allowed to participate in, based on your child custody order, it is best to get in touch with a divorce lawyer for men. They will be able to help you understand your rights as a father and will look out for the best interest of your child.

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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.

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