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Oct 31, 2011

best time for divorceBy Matt Allen

Editor, DadsDivorce.com

It's no secret a divorce isn't cheap with the average case costing $20,000.

But there are certain times when a divorce can be financially advantageous, such as in today's present economy.

Cordell & Cordell managing partner Scott Trout once told a news outlet he does not encourage divorce, but rather a man should not let a poor economy prevent an inevitable break up.

"In the stock market, you buy low and sell high. Why in a divorce would you divorce high and not low?" Trout asked. "What we're trying to tell guys is, 'Look, when you think you can least afford a divorce ... might be the time to do it.'"


Oct 28, 2011

domestic violence against menOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and while most of the attention will be paid to abused women, DadsDivorce.com readers know all too well how prevalent domestic violence against men is.

Divorced dads also know about false allegations of abuse being used against them. Claims of domestic violence are increasingly common in divorce and child custody disputes because of the strategic gain to the accuser.

DadsDivorce.com editor Matt Allen discussed the perspective of domestic violence against men with Cordell & Cordell mens divorce attorney Heather Biagi, who shared divorce tips for men on how to handle false allegations of abuse.

Biagi also shared the correct way a man should go about making his case for domestic violence when he is the victim of abuse.


Oct 28, 2011

Halloween tipsBy Matt Allen

Editor, DadsDivorce.com

Being on your own as a divorced dad for the first Halloween may be even scarier than the ghosts and goblins that will be terrorizing your neighborhood.

It’s normal for recently divorced dads to feel guilt or anxiety over the breakdown of a marriage and subsequent effects on the children.

But it's important to make every moment count with your child, no matter how awkward and unfamiliar Halloween and its surrounding events can be as a newly single dad.

Follow these divorce tips for men about co-parenting, communication, and safety on Halloween. 


Oct 17, 2011

Joe Walsh child supportBy Matt Allen

Editor, DadsDivorce.com

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is embroiled in a child support dispute in part because he made one of the biggest mistakes divorced dads can make: he relied on a verbal agreement to modify his child support orders.

Walsh’s ex-wife claims he owes $117,000 in child support and interest. The U.S. congressman from Illinois said he and his ex reached a verbal agreement on child support that they never formalized because they "were both tired of court appearances and the resulting emotional and financial impact on the family," according to court documents.

His argument may be a tough sell to the judge because even if you and your ex-wife made an agreement on the side to lower the child support amount, the court may not recognize the agreement.


Oct 14, 2011

divorce expert Nancy FaganIn a recent Huffington Post divorce article, divorce and relationship expert Nancy Fagan wrote that few divorced dads are prepared for the implications when they decide to divorce. She calls this "The Divorce Fantasy."

Fagan, who provides divorce planning and mediation services for men and women as the owner of The Divorce Help Clinic, also touched on the major implications of divorce, such as who it will impact, what it will impact, and how it impacts the rest of your life.

She visited with DadsDivorce.com editor Matt Allen to discuss what the divorce fantasy is, why it is not realistic, and what consequences you should consider as you contemplate divorce.


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