What Fatherhood Looks Like | Cordell & Cordell

What Fatherhood Looks Like

Cordell & Cordell fathers’ rights attorneys and child custody lawyers strive to be a trusted partner dads can count on during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

For nearly 30 years, Cordell & Cordell has gone to bat for fathers going through divorce. Dads going through divorce often find themselves in a vulnerable position, as the family court system sadly tends to relegate fathers to the role of secondary parent.
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This is tragic because fathers play a critical and irreplaceable role in the upbringing of their children – a role that Cordell & Cordell’s divorce attorneys are dedicated to protecting.

Kids count on fathers. They count on them for strength. They count on them for guidance. They count on them for love and support.

Fathers can count on Cordell & Cordell. They can count on us for assertive legal representation, even though the family court system often seems predisposed against dads. They can count on us as a dependable advisor during a tumultuous divorce progress. They can count on us to aggressively champion fathers’ rights.

If you are a father going through divorce, you can count on Cordell & Cordell to fight for what matters most. Get in touch with a Cordell & Cordell fathers’ rights attorney today to schedule a consultation.

Dads treasure their kids

Modern dads are busting so many preconceived notions about fatherhood and finding unique and creative ways to connect with their children.

Research about modern fathers shows that:

  • 70 percent of dads play a bigger part in their kids’ lives than their own dad did
  • 73 percent of dads say a real man knows how to express emotional support to his children
  • 75 percent of dads call fatherhood their most important job
  • 94 percent of dads say fatherhood is an extremely or very important part of their identity

It is clear that fatherhood is a central part of the modern dad’s identity and his children are his top priority.

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Children count on fathers

Children of divorce face numerous physical and emotional health risks. However, having a caring and engaged father involved in their life can mitigate many of those risk factors.

According to recent research, children with active fathers are:

  • Half as likely to experience multiple depression symptoms
  • 75 percent less likely to have a teen birth
  • Twice as likely to enter college or find stable employment after high school
  • 80 percent less likely to spend time in jail

It is clear that having a child custody arrangement that keeps both parents involved is what is in the best interest of children of divorce.

Divorce changes a lot of things for kids, but the one thing it should not alter is the relationship they have with their father.

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Unfortunately, an unfair child custody arrangement can leave fathers on the sideline. That is why it is critical to find a child custody attorney to help protect your rights during divorce.

Although much progress has been made in terms of advancing shared parenting legislation across the country, the National Parents Organization reports that states’ child custody statutes still tend to do a poor job of keeping both parents equally involved in their kids’ lives.

Cordell & Cordell child custody lawyers cherish the essential bonds dads share with their children. They also possess a deep understanding of the complexities of child custody law and the challenges fathers likely are to face in a family court room.

Divorce is a major life transition, but it should not come between you and your kids. Although you are a divorced dad, you still are a dad.

Contact a Cordell & Cordell child custody attorney to help protect your rights as a father.

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