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Men’s Divorce Reports on Gender Stereotypes Facing Men

gender stereotypes facing men with custodyGender stereotypes face men in the family law courts on a regular basis.

Recently, Mens’ Divorce took a look at this issue and reported on some of the numbers regarding the number of married women receiving primary custody of children as well as sizable child support packages.

“It should not come as a shock that men face antiquated gender stereotypes when going through a divorce, and that fighting these can lead to lengthy, expensive legal battles that still result in unfair settlements once a judgment is finalized,” reported Men’s Divorce

With stereotypes still affecting the way society and the courts often view men and dads, there is an ongoing notion that “men [lack] the capability to perform basic household or parenting tasks.”

Men’s Divorce reported on a recent Huffington Post article, “Retire the Bumbling Husband: He Isn’t Helping,” which discussed the negative affects such characters and stereotypes can have on society’s perceptions, beliefs on parenting and even custody decisions.

As the article’s author Jaime Zucker points out,  “Advertisements for housekeeping products can still be targeted to attract female consumers, but the justification that these products should be selected by the woman because her male partner is just too stupid to do so needs to be retired. It’s time advertisers pay attention – equality is empowering.”

Joe Cordell, Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell Highlighted in USA Today Article about Fathers’ Rights

Principal Partner Joe Cordell, attorney Jennifer Paine and Cordell & Cordell clients recently contributed to a USA Today article about fathers’ rights, which was published this past Father’s Day weekend.

The article, “More dads demand equal custody rights,” ran in 35 other newspapers across the country with a total readership of 1.7 million people.

“Guys are living in a world where there are equal rights in the workplace. They live in families where their wives’ pay is as much as theirs. Now, they’re becoming insistent that their role be respected in family court and that the traditional stereotypes have to go,” said Mr. Cordell.

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based attorney Jennifer Paine mentioned that “Custody decisions not only vary from state to state, but even greatly within a state within a county from judge to judge.”

Find copies of the article’s print version in PDF form below.

USA Today Article, Page One

USA Today Article, Page Two

 

Cordell & Cordell Attorneys Wish You a Happy Father’s Day

Recently, a handful of different Cordell & Cordell attorneys and partners created “Happy Father’s Day” videos on their personal smartphones to create a larger themed video wishing clients, past clients and all dads a great Father’s Day in 2014.

Attorneys turned in videos from Cordell & Cordell offices in cities all across the country. Enjoy this video, and listen to the attorneys’ many well wishes during this Father’s Day week.