Books by Steve Ashley


Divorced Fathers Network Advocates of Shared Parenting

Father and ChildThe men and women involved in the Divorced Fathers Network believe in cooperative relationships between former spouses. Why? Because research shows that co-parenting provides children with the best chance to be successful adults. The Divorced Fathers Network was started in 1988 by Steve Ashley, residing in Santa Cruz, California. Currently there are chapters in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Contra Costa Counties. We would like to expand to your area, please contact us if you would like to help fathers in your area.  The Divorced Fathers Network is a non profit 501(c)(3) peer support organization.

Local 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.

To read the first chapter click here (PDF).

The booklet Starting a Divorced Fathers Network Chapter, also written by Steve Ashley, is part of a kit used to create new chapters. New Divorced Fathers Network Chapters are launched each year. More than 1.5 million American children experience divorce 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 personal relationships.

Participants learn how to:

  • Create lifestyles that support co-parenting.
  • Choose effective mediators, counselors and attorneys.
  • Negotiate fair custody agreements that benefit children.
  • To talk to a father contact us
  • Mailing Address: Divorced Fathers Network,
  • 300-A Nelson Road, Scotts Valley, CA, USA, 95066