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

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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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Frank Murphy

Written By Frank Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer
Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy is the Chief Compliance Officer and an Executive Partner at Cordell & Cordell. His responsibilities include oversight of the Firm’s compliance with Legal and Ethical obligations as well as contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Firm as an Executive Partner.

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