Author and Single Father Talks About Exercising Right as a Parent

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Discussion on child support, custody, visitation rights, and why court systems are so crooked tackled in an enlightening book

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of The Tools You Need to Be Successful. Authored by Joshua McDowell, this book gives readers the most up-to-date information on how and what paperwork to file when going through the court system.

McDowell is a single father who would do anything for his son. A father who truly wants to be a part of his child’s life, he’s willing to fight fire with fire and never back down. Caught in an ugly custody battle with his ex, he reveals how real good, loving, honest, caring fathers like him can get screwed when it comes to the court system. In his book The Tools You Need to Be Successful, he teaches them how to deal with baby mama drama, how to become a better parent, and how to become successful in court. Through his experiences, readers will gain a much better understanding about child support, custody, and even visitation and how it is used. They will also know about the good, bad, and ugly of parenthood.

Never give up is the key to a parent’s success in their life. A father needs to be willing to go above and beyond what is expected of him each and every time. When McDowell went through the custody battle over his child, it was one hell of a roller coaster ride. But his son was worth fighting for and he never backed down. Through his book, he hopes to enlighten readers not only about child support, custody, and visitation, but also why the court systems are so crooked and what people can do to change it.

“By the end of this book you will know exactly what it takes to be a parent and what they go through. You will understand not all fathers are bad people. You will find out why it is a good idea to wait to fall in love too fast, too soon. You will know the positives and negatives of having a child,” shares the author.

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About the Author
Joshua S. McDowell is a tremendous father who would give anything to be with his son. He attends college to one day become a family law lawyer. He loves to learn new things every day. McDowell inspires everyone he meets to want better for their life and to want better for their child’s life as well. He is a writer, author, motivational speaker, karate instructor, and encourages everyone to never give up and fight for what he or she believes in. He encourages everyone to be a better parent for their children and want to be a better person for themselves. On his own time, he loves to attend Cedar Creek Church where he is from. McDowell is a powerful leader and speaker and is well respected by his peers throughout his community.

The Tools You Need to Be Successful * by Joshua McDowell
Never Give Up Never Back Down
Publication Date: January 19, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 284 pages; 978-1-4535-4200-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 284 pages; 978-1-4535-4201-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-4202-6

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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