DIVORCE AND CUSTODY FOR MEN by Charles V. Metz

DIVORCE AND CUSTODY FOR MEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Charles Metz is a man who has been badly burned and is still red hot about it. He styles his book ""A guide and primer designed exclusively to help men win just settlements,"" and he comes up fighting for them. Bypassing the possibilities of male malefaction other than listing the main reasons why-they (and women) decide to divorce, he concentrates on denigrating the wife, whose unfaithfulness is often at fault, to put the male in a combative mood to strike for his self preservation. He scores the courts for their siding with the woman in the case (""Courts consider motherhood sacred, even though many women don't""), the caseworkers who feel that ""a little bit of mother"" is better than none at all and who are too willing to patch her up, the attorneys for failing to outline the full extent of liability involved in divorce proceedings. Anti-alimony, Metz is pro paternal custody of children if the father feels he can properly care for them. He tells how to choose an attorney, how to work with him, just what the bills can be. A good angry ""come out and fight to win"" come on for the guy who would otherwise find that going to court is the same as being taken to the cleaners.

Pub Date: Feb. 9th, 1967
Publisher: Doubleday