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What Does Contempt Mean During COVID-19? – Men’s Divorce Podcast

On the latest episode of Cordell & Cordell’s podcast series about divorce during COVID-19, CEO, Managing/Executive Partner Scott Trout and North Carolina Senior Litigation Attorney John Machuca highlight the contempt function within the court system amid COVID-19.

Mr. Trout and Mr. Machuca describe the legal mechanics involved in contempt and how they can be used in child custody cases, where one parent is denying custodial exchanges of another parent, due to COVID-19.

Cordell & Cordell continues to produce weekly webinars and virtual town halls and daily podcasts answering your questions and addressing your concerns about how the virus is impacting family law. You can find all past webinars and podcasts on Cordell & Cordell’s COVID-19 and Divorce Information Hub.

Click the link above to listen to the full episode. Also make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or whichever podcast app you prefer.

How is Contempt of Court Enforced During a Pandemic? – Men’s Divorce Podcast

On the latest episode of Cordell & Cordell’s podcast series about divorce during COVID-19, CEO, Managing/Executive Partner Scott Trout and Litigation Manager Rosario Santoyo highlight custodial exchanges amid COVID-19 and how to proceed when a co-parent is not obeying the court order, regarding custody

During this pandemic, many parents have been unable to see their children, and even more feel a sense of hopelessness, as they continue to miss precious moments in their children’s lives.

Mr. Trout and Ms. Santoyo explain how courts react to those found in contempt of court-ordered custody and how documentation and immediate legal action are critical components of proving the case in court.

Cordell & Cordell continues to produce weekly webinars and virtual town halls and daily podcasts answering your questions and addressing your concerns about how the virus is impacting family law. You can find all past webinars and podcasts on Cordell & Cordell’s COVID-19 and Divorce Information Hub.

Click the link above to listen to the full episode. Also make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or whichever podcast app you prefer.

Joe Cordell Presents Holiday Parenting Tips In The Huffington Post

huffington postTransitioning to a co-parenting relationship with your ex is a difficult adjustment that often becomes a source of contention around the holidays.  [Read more…]

Joe Cordell Discusses Parental Alienation in The Huffington Post

huffington postParental alienation, or the action of one parent to manipulate a child away from the other parent, is a subject more widely recognized today than even just a few years ago.

In a new column for The Huffington Post titled “Is Your Ex Turning Your Child Against You?” Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner and Founder Joe Cordell discussed parental alienation and its impact on many fathers.

In the article, Mr. Cordell mentioned his 25 years of experience in representing men and seeing many situations in which one parent will let personal feelings damage the relationship between a child and the other parent.

“This can be done subtly and unintentionally through occasional belittling comments, to active and malicious ‘brainwashing’ with the intent to replace any love the child may have for the other parent with hate,” wrote Mr. Cordell. “Alienation can be cataclysmic during such an emotional time as divorce.”

Mr. Cordell also pointed out that, in the majority of situations, the primary custodial parent tends to be the person who contributes to parental alienation if it exists. Because many fathers are non-custodial parents, they often become the victim of such alienation.

He made sure to note that those parents who feel that they or their children are suffering from parental alienation should certainly complete every parental obligation that exists and seek the help of a psychologist familiar with the condition.

Read more from Mr. Cordell’s Huffington Post column.