"A Father's Survival Guide to Divorce and Parenting" offers a unique perspective and firsthand information on managing divorce and juggling the chores of everyday living with being a single parent. Divorce can be a humiliating, depressing and draining experience. It's often about the "blame game" and who can come up with the better strategy. Friends and family often cannot grasp the magnitude of the situation or the devastation of the divorce process. It takes a person who has been through a divorce to truly understand what it's like and to relate to your situation. With this book, you learn to prepare for the unexpected and navigate the divorce process. You'll start by learning to: -Prepare for the separation -Plan and manage the move out -Talk with your children and answer their questions -Understand the different types of child custody -Handle post-separation activities -Determine the divorce management options -Understand common terminology and processes -Find helpful publications your children -Calculate estimated alimony and child support payments -Prepare for divorce proceedings and associated costs -Calculate marital asset values -Protect future home purchases from spouse ownership -Find and work with a family law attorney -Understand attorney fees and tips for reducing legal fees -Prepare for a civil trial, depositions, interrogatories and testifying in court -Spot deceptive divorce tactics and mind games -Generate a parenting agreement. However, managing the divorce process is only part of the equation. It requires skills to juggle child care, career, daily household chores, bills, school activities and that's just for starters. Where before there were two parents to manage the household, now there's only one and that's you. This is no small feat especially when the politics of divorce tend to "take over." But, face it, you've got very important children dependent upon you. So, to aide in this transition, you'll learn to: -Find emotional support for yourself -Cope with sleepless nights -Manage the barrage of questions from friends and family -Handle the daily activities associated with children rearing -Prepare and manage school activities -Use checklists to simplify household chores -Find creative new ways to celebrate holidays -Tackle traveling with children. The last part of the book includes a wealth of fun-filled activities that you can do with your children to lessen the impact of divorce. The activities can help you to maintain a positive relationship with your children and let them know they are loved deeply. This includes: -Free and low-cost activities -Fun games to play with the children -Secret treasure hunts using your GPS -Projects to make -Fun crafts and snacks to make -And more. Finally, this book features "did you know" facts, Web page links to related publications, noteworthy "Tips" and "Warnings" to indicated important subjects not to be overlooked. The concise writing style provides easy-to-follow, consolidated information, all designed to help you find your stride.