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How to be a Good Divorced Dad: Being the Best Parent You Can Be Before, During and After the Break-Up Kindle Edition

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How to Be a Good Divorced Dad

This must-have resource presents essential advice for divorced or divorcing dads of any age, background, and marriage history. Written by Jeffery M. Leving, the country's leading authority on fathers' rights, the book is filled with practical ideas for staying connected with children and dealing with ex-wives—and in some cases a new girlfriend or the wife's new boyfriend—during the divorce and afterward.
Throughout the book you'll find advice and stories that show how other dads have coped successfully with divorce and made a difference in their children's lives. How to Be a Good Divorced Dad offers good news for divorced dads and counters many of the myths that paint divorcing fathers as alienated, irresponsible, or absent.

Praise for How to Be a Good Divorced Dad

"Leving has given us a positive and constructive child-oriented book for dads that... offers strategies and concrete tips (in age-appropriate formats) to help divorced dads parent their children effectively. How to Be a Good Divorced Dad should be read by every parent going through a divorce, and professionals should provide this book as a resource to their clients as early as possible in the divorce process."
—Forrest (Woody) Mosten, collaborative lawyer and mediator, Los Angeles, and author of The Collaborative Divorce Handbook

"[Jeffery Leving] not only nails the importance and the why of being good divorced dads but also gives us the how and what we can do to turn a 'bad circumstance' into a positive one for the people that matter the most in our lives, our children."
—Neli Vazquez-Rowland, president, A Safe Haven Foundation

"Jeffery Leving is this nation's founding and leading advocate for fathers in family law. This book provides divorced and separated dads with real-world advice and guidance that has been hardearned by thousands of cases. Everyone knows a dad who can benefit by reading this book."
—James Hagler, matrimonial attorney

"Jeffery Leving has given divorced dads a step-by-step game plan on how to secure the proper relationship with their children."
—Gordon Bell, running back, New York Giants, 1976–1977; St. Louis Cardinals, 1978

About the Author

Jeffery M. Leving is the country's leading authority on fathers' rights and president emeritus of the Fatherhood Educational Institute. He has a weekly radio show in Chicago, a divorce magazine, and a website: www.dadsrights.com. He speaks frequently at lectures, trainings, and workshops for divorced dads around the country.


Product Details

  • File Size: 338 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (March 6, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007MP8BNY
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Jeffery M. Leving has been named one of "America's Best Lawyers" by Forbes Radio™ and selected by his peers as one of Illinois' top attorneys. He is the acclaimed author of three ground-breaking books, Fathers' Rights, Divorce Wars, and How to Be a Good Divorced Dad, a new book that received an endorsement from Francis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago and praise from President Barack Obama.

Jeffery Leving received his Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1979. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Liriano on February 24, 2013
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This puts it all in perspective. It's good to see that there is someone who understands that divorced dads need help and guidance. No one knows everything so it's good to get good advice where all perspectives are covered with rational explanations.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MommaD on December 19, 2012
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Purchased this for our son who's going through a divorce where he's been in an abusive marriage. This book is very insightful and provides basic and very informative, useful information.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Arthur K on April 6, 2012
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This book is an important major critical analysis of American social thought and legal theory. It provides us with a surprising, contemporary look at divorced American fathers, as well as American families and our society in general. With this book, Jeffery Leving also launches a radical critique of conventional legal thought and social reality, which has been too often used to camouflage the culture of gender bias and injustice. This is one of the most provocative books written by an American lawyer in recent years. Although titled as a self-help book for divorced fathers, it is in reality much more - a self-help book for our ailing society. It is my hope that this book will be the basis for new discussions concerning the effects of gender bias upon future generations of Americans and cause us to identify, reassess and correct those biases.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Matthew on March 26, 2012
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This is a book about healing. Having gone through a pretty vicious divorce and subsequent custody battle as a child, I can definitely relate. I actually read that both President Barack Obama and Francis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago both recommended this book. It amazes me that two such different leaders from very different walks of life could agree on one topic - fathers need to be involved in the lives of their children.
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By Keith Reetz on June 30, 2015
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A very informative read
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