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
  • I wish this book had been around when I went through my contemptible experiences    at the hands of the Family Courts. It would have helped explain what was happening    to me. It could have been the clear, cool voice of knowledge, experience, understanding and sympathy that is necessary to take men through the grief and pain and loss of    having their children taken from them simply on the basis of their being male – a    very suspect condition if you’re a father, at least in the blinkered, myopic, outdated    and reactionary view of our legal hierarchy. This book is a timely, invaluable guide    around the many hurdles and obstructions the Courts will put in a man’s way to stop him being a dad to his kids. Read it and learn. Then try and change things so that children may know their dad loves them even if the law does not.

    Sir Bob Geldof KBE (Comments on the First Edition)
  • Books in this area tend to be either dry-as-dust legal tomes or splashy and imprecisely over-emotional attacks on or defences of the rights of fathers. Ms Conrad succeeds brilliantly in navigating the choppy waters between these reefs by presenting an    excellent compendium of legal advice, common sense wisdom and compassionate insight that is always highly readable and engaging. It is a classic (and rare) example of  how to put the precise needs of readers ahead of the vanity of authors.

    Mr T Hochstrasser, Greater London
  • This book was a bargain. It’s more than paid for itself with the money I’ve saved on lawyers.

    R Hossein, Bradford
  • I found Fathers Matter in my local library. I took out six books but this was the only one that was any good so I bought it. I recommend it to all fathers in this predicament.

    M Rogers, Ewell
  • Every father should have this book. It answers all the questions we need to know.

    M Bradley, Stafford
  • Fathers Matter has been an invaluable source of information for our programme.

    S Feilden, Films of Record, Series Producer for the March 2010 BBC2 programme Who needs fathers?