Millions of fathers are currently embroiled in the fight of their lives to win custody of their children. Wounded by the acrimony and greed that often accompany divorce proceedings, many wonder if they will ever again be an important part of their sons' and daughters' lives. With this landmark book, renowned men's rights attorney Jeffery M. Leving offers disenfranchised fathers true hope and meaningful advice certain to save years of anguish and possibly thousands of dollars. Drawing on more than fifteen years of frontline experience, Leving leads fathers through every twist and turn of the legal system and shows them how to protect their rights (and their children's),both before and during divorce litigation. This authoritative and accessible book covers every aspect of the custody process, including protecting the parent/child relationship as a breakup occurs finding a competent and sympathetic lawyer drafting a Shared Parenting Agreement" demonstrating parental competence when falsely accused of abuse avoiding parental alienation determining when to settle and when to litigate techniques for dealing effectively with psychologists, social workers, and other domestic relations experts and much more. Illustrated with vivid real-life examples, Jeffery Leving and Kenneth Dachman's practical guide is essential reading for the scores of American fathers routinely excluded from their children's lives by a biased legal system in which avarice and recrimination too often overwhelm compassion and justice.