Fathers Matter, the Essential Guide to Contact on Separation and Divorce

This best-selling and practical handbook, now in its third edition, is the essential guide for fathers seeking contact with their children after separation and/or divorce, and all those connected with a father in that situation including grandparents and members of the extended family. 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.

The Law is CHANGING

Since the 2nd Edition of Fathers Matter was published in March 2007 there have been significant developments and reforms in this area of family law…

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What’s INSIDE this Book?

Please click the link below to view the downloadable PDF of the contents of the book and some sample pages.

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Every FATHER Should Read This

This book highlights the issues of concern and hurdles facing fathers on separation and/or divorce and offers practical and invaluable guidance on how to deal with these issues…

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About our Book

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.

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Fathers Matter – Part 1

Dealing with the effects of father separation
Deals with the effects on the family

Fathers Matter – Part 2

Dealing witht the effects of family law

Deals with the current law

Fathers Matter – Part 3

Fathers Matter - ongoing issuesDeals with the ongoing issues

What our reader's have said
  • National Society for Children and Family Contact highly recommends the book Fathers Matter- a guide to contact on separation and divorce by Celia Conrad. This is an indispensable and user-friendly step-by-step guide to all the issues relevant to any father seeking or trying to maintain contact with his children. The book covers all the pitfalls for fathers including how to avoid wasted legal costs by explaining how the family legal system works and its limitations for fathers. We at National Society for Children and Family Contact regard this as not only an essential guide, but one which genuinely will assist fathers and considerably reduce their legal costs by dealing with legal issues in a clear and constructive way.

    National Society for Children and Family Contact
  • This book was a bargain. It’s more than paid for itself with the money I’ve saved on lawyers.

    R Hossein, Bradford
  • This work is judiciously balanced: it is thoughtful and practical, introducing a complex theme with lucidness and order. The ease with which the reader feels guided through this difficult territory is a tribute to the carefulness and wisdom of its writer.

    Mr E Bigden, Suffolk
  • Every father should have this book. It answers all the questions we need to know.

    M Bradley, Stafford
  • Celia Conrad is an clear authority on this topic and her mastery of detail is abundant throughout. Discussion about the rights of fathers in child custody debates has tended to be dominated by rather sensationalist news items on fathers in superhero costumes on bridges or Bob Geldof, so it was refreshing and informative to read a cool yet compassionate assessment of current legal practice. I recommend it highly to anyone going through these events.

    Mr S Boughey, London
  • 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