f) Single and separated fatherhood in particular

Note: Many of the chapters in the above books deal with single and separated fatherhood in particular. For further references on child custody, see “Family Law” under “Divorce” below.


Amendt, Gerhard. (2009). “I Didn’t Divorce My Kids!”: How Fathers Deal With Family Break-ups. University of Chicago Press.
1. Divorce from a socio-political perspective
2. How men discuss their divorce: fifteen case studies 
Divorce by fax
Fatherhood after the loss of the parental couple – Peter T.
Vacation dad by court order – Reinhardt B.
When the ex-wife is considered mentally disturbed – Ignatz L.
When the department of youth welfare forms a coalition with the mother of the children – Friedrich H.
When children are expected to decide on the relationship – August S.
Last minute to Jamaica – Klaus O.
“Daddy, you don’t pay child support! Harry T.
When the daughter takes care of her father – Philip M.
Blaming the father of sexual abuse as a divorce strategy – Tobias V.
“Is this the guy who was blamed of sexually abusing his daughter?” Heinz E.
Uncertain paternity – Manfred S.
New fathers “unwanted”? Berthold T.
A peculiar form of triangulation – Jost D.
Illness as a consequence of divorce – Guenther H.
3. Visitation time – How fathers spend time with their children
4. What makes fathers break off contact with their children
5. “Getting physical,” health issues and professional assistance in the process of divorce
Conclusion: An entirely new perspective in the divorce debate.

Arditti, Joyce A., and Katherine R. Allen. (1993). Understanding Distressed Fathers’ Perceptions of Legal and Relational Inequities Postdivorce. Family Court Review, Volume 31 Issue 4, October.

Arditti, Joyce A., and Michaelena Kelly. (1994). Fathers’ Perspectives of Their Co-Parental Relationships Postdivorce: Implications for family practice and legal reform. Family Relations, January, 43(1), pp. 61-67.

Barker, Richard W. (1994). Lone Fathers and Masculinities. Avebury: Ashgate Publ.

Baum, Nehami. (2003). Divorce Process Variables and the Co-Parental Relationship and Parental Role Fulfillment of Divorced Parents. Family Process, Volume 42 Issue 1, March.

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