Celia Conrad has made a complex and agonizing situation so much more bearable. Having a comprehensive guide to hold onto and steer a course is just marvellous. Dealing with real situations, and real problems in a real world, this book is written with real understanding by a person with real experience on the subject. It is an invaluable real help. Every father should have one!
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Fathers Matter is divided into three parts. It explains with clarity and compassion how the law affects all categories of fathers and navigates the reader through this increasingly complicated area of family law.
- J Angel, Glasgow
Discriminated against by the legal system; bled dry by solicitors fees –
fathers must read this book for knowledge and advice.Alan Johnston, Scottish Fathers Rights Organisation
This book was a bargain. It’s more than paid for itself with the money I’ve saved on lawyers.R Hossein, Bradford
Having made some enquiries about solicitors’ hourly charge out rates and discovering that I would have to pay a minimum of £140.00 per hour in my area I calculated that this book would only cost me the equivalent of about 8.5 minutes of a solicitor’s time. Let’s face it –
how much advice would you get in 8.5 minutes? Bearing in mind Fathers Matter was written by a former family solicitor who worked for some of the top firms in London my view is that this book is cheap at the price.Martin Brookes, Hammersmith
What a welcome to my bookshelf the new, revised version of this book has been. Recommended by a friend at a difficult time, when my marriage and family unit suffered irretrievable breakdown, Conrad’s support for the father’s side (without opposing that of the mother’s) proved to be a lifeline to my progress, especially as I had already wasted considerable time and money out of ignorance of family law and how it works.
I needed a book which would clearly show my paternal rights and help me to prepare a legal case to clarify my rights over my children. I looked at quite a few books, several written by dads who had been through similar turmoil, but they only offered emotional support where this lawyer/author offered considerable legal substance in additional to the emotional.
Set in three parts and written in easy, understandable English, it is comprehensive, concise and in no way condescending. Part one considers the effect of separation on children and fathers, where so often books seem to favour those of the mother and children. Part two is right up to date on current issues and changes to the law with additional sections-
publicity and coping with the stress of going to appeal were especially helpful in my case. Part three brings the author’s expertise to the fore as she discusses reform and looks forward to the need for change. Her sensitivity throughout is commendable.
In all, as a total ‘dad friendly’ package, it reassured me in times of doubt, bolstered my confidence to proceed, and assisted my knowledge and understanding at a very difficult time of my life. Needless to say, my own outcome was positive and my rights to the children have been fairly secured, in no small part due to this book. It is the only piece of literature you will need; an absolute find!Mr H Grant, Shropshire
I wish I had had this book at the start of my case –
it would have saved me thousands.A Khan, Ealing