Father's Rights: Hard-Hitting and fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute

Father's Rights: Hard-Hitting and fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute

by Jeffrey Leving, Kenneth A. Dachman
     
 

Millions of fathers are currently embroiled in the fight of their lives to win custody of their children. Wounded by the acrimony and greed that often accompany divorce proceedings, many wonder if they will ever again be an important part of their sons’ and daughters’ lives. With this landmark book, renowned men’s rights attorney Jeffery M. Leving

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Millions of fathers are currently embroiled in the fight of their lives to win custody of their children. Wounded by the acrimony and greed that often accompany divorce proceedings, many wonder if they will ever again be an important part of their sons’ and daughters’ lives. With this landmark book, renowned men’s rights attorney Jeffery M. Leving offers disenfranchised fathers true hope and meaningful advice certain to save years of anguish and possibly thousands of dollars.Drawing on more than fifteen years of frontline experience, Leving leads fathers through every twist and turn of the legal system and shows them how to protect their rights (and their children’s)—both before and during divorce litigation.This authoritative and accessible book covers every aspect of the custody process, including protecting the parent/child relationship as a breakup occurs; finding a competent and sympathetic lawyer; drafting a “Shared Parenting Agreement”; demonstrating parental competence when falsely accused of abuse; avoiding parental alienation; determining when to settle and when to litigate; techniques for dealing effectively with psychologists, social workers, and other domestic relations experts; and much more.Illustrated with vivid real-life examples, Jeffery Leving and Kenneth Dachman’s practical guide is essential reading for the scores of American fathers routinely excluded from their children’s lives by a biased legal system in which avarice and recrimination too often overwhelm compassion and justice.

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Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Any father involved in a conflict over custody of the children will find a wealth of practical information in this comprehensive guide. Leving, a domestic relations attorney who conducts seminars on men's rights, and Dachman, a psychologist, have put together a manual that addresses many topics, including how to avoid mistakes that will result in loss of custody or visitation rights, how to choose a lawyer, negotiation strategies, going to trial and how to behave toward one's ex-wife. Leving and Dachman wisely caution against rash behavior that will harm the children and recommend rational negotiation as the best strategy, but they argue that men are unfairly excluded from their children's lives by a biased legal system. The authors' directing of the book to fathers only and their strong advocacy of fathers' rights lead to several controversial contentions, such as that men fail to pay child support chiefly because they are excluded from their children's lives and that, in most homes, mothers and fathers share child-care duties.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Any father involved in a conflict over custody of the children will find a wealth of practical information in this comprehensive guide. Leving, a domestic relations attorney who conducts seminars on men's rights, and Dachman, a psychologist, have put together a manual that addresses many topics, including how to avoid mistakes that will result in loss of custody or visitation rights, how to choose a lawyer, negotiation strategies, going to trial and how to behave toward one's ex-wife. Leving and Dachman wisely caution against rash behavior that will harm the children and recommend rational negotiation as the best strategy, but they argue that men are unfairly excluded from their children's lives by a biased legal system. The authors' directing of the book to fathers only and their strong advocacy of fathers' rights lead to several controversial contentions, such as that men fail to pay child support chiefly because they are excluded from their children's lives and that, in most homes, mothers and fathers share child-care duties. (Apr.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465024438
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/03/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.90(d)

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