26Feb

When and Why You May Need a “Court-Ordered” Paternity Test

By Matt Purcell / February 26, 2017 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

Under the California Family Code, the only results that count when it comes to a paternity test are of the “court-ordered” variety. Myriad daytime television talk shows have made great drama out of paternity tests. I caught one the other day (on happenstance, while sick in bed) and it got me thinking about the misconceptions surrounding paternity tests, […]

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20Feb

Neil Forester Elected Board Chairperson of Sacramento Nonprofit WEAVE

By Forester Purcell / February 20, 2017 / Community Service, Firm News / No Comments

Sacramento Nonprofit WEAVE Elects Neil Forester as Chairperson of its Board of Directors Last month, FPS marked a bit of a milestone when managing shareholder Neil M. E. Forester assumed the position of Board Chairperson for WEAVE Inc., the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento […]

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20Feb

Understanding Pre- and Post-Judgment Spousal Support in Dual Income Marriages

By Neil Forester / February 20, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Post-judgment spousal support is a tricky area for dual income marriages. Not every single divorce case involves a stay at home parent and a working parent. In many cases, both parties are working, and not everybody has children. And in dual income cases like this – whether I represent the higher earner or the lower […]

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13Feb

Case Strategy Includes Evaluating the Family Court Judge

By Neil Forester / February 13, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

For divorce lawyers, accurately predicting how a judge will evaluate a legal position comes with deep courtroom experience. Stepping foot into a family courtroom is a risky proposition. However comfortable we are with the facts of our client’s case, and with the legal theories we want to argue, we have one major factor that we […]

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