News About Dads Rights In Divorce | Cordell & Cordell

Dads Seeing Bigger Role in Custody Cases

In divorce, many parents find themselves in the middle of a custody dispute where women have traditionally been favored as the primary caregiver. But as women have begun to pursue careers and men have started to take a more hands-on role in the lives of their children, this tradition is beginning to change.

Attorney Kelly Burris of Cordell & Cordell spoke to Fort Worth CBS 11 about this changing dynamic.

“There is still a leaning in the court system, though I think it is much more fair and equitable to dads than it used to be,” Burris said. “You have a lot more moms that work and dads that stay home. If they really were primary or equally involved during the marriage, then they have a really good chance of getting either 50/50 or primary in trial or settlement.”


Preparing For Your Divorce

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell explained to that preparation is of the utmost importance if a man foresees a divorce in the future.

“Often, guys have a sense a divorce is on its way, and for that reason [a guy] should get an attorney as quickly as he has reason to suspect that a divorce petition is coming down the pike,” he said. “That allows more flexibility and planning time than hiring an attorney after a case has ‘hardened.'”

Divorcing While Dying: Time Magazine

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell was quoted in TIME Magazine about people trying to divorce from their deathbeds.

Divorcing While Dying” examines the phenomenon that is finding its way into the public eye as a result of some high-visibility divorces.

Read the entire article on divorcing while dying.

Financial Mistakes Made During Divorce

Cordell & Cordell founder Joseph Cordell discusses financial mistakes made during divorce, as well as other common errors men make when first filing.

Bill McLeod, of, discusses what fathers can learn from Cordell and how to be an actively involved parent.

Listen to the interview on common divorce mistakes.

Job Loss and Impact on Child Support

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell was quoted in a New York Times article about how job loss impacts child support.

“With an intact family, everyone ends up having to bear that hardship,” Cordell said. “What we’re finding too often is judges want to insulate mom and the child from dad’s economic nightmare.”

Read the entire New York Times article on how child support is affected by unemployment on the New York Times Archive.