1. Parenting

Help for Divorced Dads


Dads who are divorced from their children's moms have a tough job. Keeping in touch from a distance or managing relationships with the children when you are not in the home is a major challenge.
  1. General Guidelines for Success
  2. Support for Divorced and Non-Custodial Fathers
  3. Maintaining Relationships
  4. Custody and Visitation
  1. Child Support
  2. Legal Help for Divorced Fathers
  3. Handling Events as a Divorced Dad

General Guidelines for Success

Dad, Daughter and Bubbles

While every situation is unique, there are some common threads to succeeding as a divorced father.

Support for Divorced and Non-Custodial Fathers

Family Puzzle

The stress of dealing with a family where dad does not live with the kids can become pretty overwhelming for a non-custodial dad. Find help and support for the tough times.

Maintaining Relationships

Dad Hugging Daughter

Whenever a divorce occurs, all relationships in the family change in one way or another. Managing these changing relationships can be tricky for any dad.

Custody and Visitation

Dad and Son on Beach

Fathers who are working on gaining sole or joint custody of their children following a divorce will find resources to help in their efforts. Check here for information on custody laws, ideas to strengthen your cases, and ways to avoid losing custody.

Child Support

Broken Family Picture

Many fathers have lots of questions about child support: how it works, how it is calculated, and what happens if you fall behind or want to change the arrangements.

Legal Help for Divorced Fathers

Divorce Decree

Fathers who are involved in legal battles, whether for divorce, custody, visitation rights, or child support can find help and resources here. Get information about the legal system, where to find competent counsel and how to work within the system to defend yourself and your relationship with your children.

Handling Events as a Divorced Dad

Torn Family Picture

Sometimes events like the holidays or weddings can bring extra complications to divorced dads and their relationships with children and family members.

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