DadDivorce LIVE host, Dan Cuneo speaks to Steve Ashley, founder of the Divorced Fathers Network about the organization that aims at creating supportive relationships between former spouses because research shows that co-parenting provides children with the best chance to be successful adults. The Network was started in 1988 by Steve Ashley, and has grown steadily ever since.
Chapters sponsor free weekly co-parenting classes, individual mentoring for fathers, recreational activities for families, and their friends. Fathers throughout the United States are studying Steve’s book, Fathers are Forever: A Co-Parenting Guide for the 21st Century. The booklet Starting a Divorced Fathers Network manual, also written by Steve Ashley is used to create new chapters.
New Divorced Fathers Network groups are launched each year. More than 1.5 million American children experience the divorce of their parents every year. Extensive research shows when both the mother and father remain involved in their children’s lives after divorce their children then have the best chance to succeed, in their education, work and relationships.
Dan Cuneo is a Senior Attorney in the St. Louis office of Cordell & Cordell, P.C. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Bar Association of Missouri St. Louis. He is licensed in the state of Missouri.