"Cordell shared his advice for what he estimates are the 500,000 men this year who will navigate the challenges of a divorce."
There is an interesting article on advice for men getting divorced in the Chicago Tribune (Hat Tip: Leslie):
As co-founder of a law firm that specializes in representing men in family law cases, Joseph Cordell has witnessed the devastating effects of male blunders. We chatted recently with Cordell, author of "The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce: And How to Avoid Them" (Three Rivers Press, $15). He and his wife, Yvonne, are co-founders of the law firm Cordell & Cordell and have a website, DadsDivorce.com. A happily married father of two daughters, Cordell shared his advice for what he estimates are the 500,000 men this year who will navigate the challenges of a divorce.
Some highlights of mistakes men make from the book:
1. Moving out before divorce proceedings begin. "In custody contests, the continued daily interaction with your children and intimate awareness of the details of their day is key."
2. Choosing the wrong lawyer. "It's reasonable to ask lawyers how many divorces they have tried."
3. Waiting for your wife to file. "Judges, even after all their legal training and experience, are still prone to give a lot of weight to the story they hear first."