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Scott Trout Advocates For Shared Parenting In Indiana Lawyer

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Cordell & Cordell Executive/Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout was recently quoted in an article published by Indiana Lawyer detailing the efforts by Indiana lawmakers to pass legislation that would establish the presumption of shared parenting in the state.

Sen. Jon Ford, R-Terre-Haute, introduced a bill in the 2019 Indiana General Assembly that would change the Indiana child custody laws. Senate Bill 87 would add a rebuttal of presumption in child custody proceedings that joint physical custody and equal parenting time is in the best interests of the child.

Cordell and Cordell has long been an advocate for divorced fathers. The firm’s attorneys work diligently to help dads stay involved and engaged in their children’s lives after divorce.

Unfortunately, that has been an uphill battle historically. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the percentage of custodial fathers is just 19.6 percent, far below a quarter of all custodial-parent families.

Mr. Trout, who is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Georgia, has fought for fathers’ rights in court rooms and has not hesitated to call out unfair gender bias when he has seen it.

“At the end of the day, fathers just want to be treated fairly,” Mr. Trout said.

If you are a father facing divorce or any child custody issue, it is a good idea to get in touch with a divorce attorney who focuses on fathers’ rights as quickly as possible. Cordell & Cordell’s emphasis on issues facing dads in divorce gives them an astute knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges fathers are up against in family law.

Call 866-DADS-LAW to get in touch with a Cordell & Cordell men’s divorce attorney and schedule an initial consultation.

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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.