Always Dad: Being a Great Father During & After Divorce

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Nolo, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 276 pages
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Sadly, statistics show that more than half the marriages in the United States will end in divorce. With 35 million fathers who have children under the age of 18, this could mean that potentially millions of fathers will go through the challenging process of significantly changing their marital status and, along with it, their relationships with their children.Parenting expert and web guru Paul Mandelstein's compassionate and helpful book will help readers to find their way and maintain their equiliibrium during a this difficult period. While the market for books specifically targeted to fathers/divorcing/custody is competitive, none of them have the perspective and insights on the importance of collaborative divorce or how it can be implemented like Always Dad. The book contains vital information on: creating a new home developing new expectations how to be the best non-custodial dad possible maintaining open lines of communication with the ex resolving legal issues addressing kids' long-term needs working out vacations, holidays and birthdays dating and remarriage and much more Always Dad will help readers keep the ultimate goal – creating a stable, loving family for their children – and provides provides many real-life examples of families who have successfully met the and overcome the challenges of the divorce transition.

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Paul Mandelstein began his quest to help fathers remain involved in their children's lives by creating the non-profit Father Resource Network ( in 1999. Today he serves as chairman and executive director of the network is in demand to facilitate workshops, lectures and media events focused on fatherhood in the 21st century. Mr. Mandelstein is himself a divorced father with three children. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

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