Fathers Matter: A Guide to Contact on Separation and Divorce Fathers Matter
his user-friendly and practical book is a step-by-step guide for fathers seeking contact with their children after separation and divorce, and all those connected with a father in that situation. Divided into three parts, it explains with clarity and compassion how the law affects fathers and navigates the reader through this increasingly complicated area of family law, and potential areas of conflict.
Part 1 deals with the family, and the effects of separation on children and fathers; Part 2 deals with the current law, the workings of the family court system and recent important changes. In this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition, the author has included additional sections on paternity; civil partnerships; grandparents; the separate representation of children; litigants in person; disclosure, confidentiality and publicity; and appeals. Part 3 deals with the issue of reform and considers proposals for change.
Celia Conrad's indispensable bestselling book remains essential reading for anyone interested in issues of concern for fathers and offers invauable insight into the plight of loving fathers separated from their children.