The bachelor’s thesis discusses the practices of fatherhood after the divorce. The divorce brings changes in the practices of parenthood too inevitably. After the divorce, the functioning and organization of the family change. New parental relationships are established too and the divorced parents have to synchronize questions regarding parenthood and upbringing. The changes in the post-divorce parenthood can be challenging and complicated for the fathers, as their role is marked by pluralization of fatherly images in postmodernity, contrary to quite clear social expectations regarding the maternity. In addition, fathers face the problem in performing post-divorce parental practice in the form of the fact that in most cases they are given a role of a nonresidential parent, as more than 80 percent of children are assigned to mothers after the divorce in Slovenia. Thus, the contact with children becomes more limited for the fathers which can represent a problem in reestablishing the relationship with children.
I tested the ascertainments of other authors by means of personal interviews. I interviewed ten divorced fathers who have at least one child from the previous marriage and have regular contacts with them. I wished to ascertain how the practices of fatherhood change after the divorce, what possible changes there are, in which ways they appear, what influence they have on them, whether these changes are good or bad through the eyes of the fathers, and what practices of fatherhood the fathers develop after the divorce. The fathers sense some of the changes positively, others negatively. Fathers do not contribute to more even distribution of parental duties because the women are more strained as they were before the divorce. The time the fathers spend with their children after the divorce is more beneficially spent as it was before the divorce.