Quick Takes: Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Income – Impact on Child/Spousal Support

By Forester Purcell / December 11, 2017 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

Getting a holiday bonus? Understand what constitutes “income” for determining child and spousal support. With the holidays approaching and the year coming to a close, some divorced parents are looking forward to a year-end bonus. Whether the check will purchase necessities or provide ...

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Video / Divorce Courts and the Holidays

By Forester Purcell / November 25, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Attorney Nickelson discusses how the California divorce courts handle holiday-related requests. Watch our video conversation with FPS attorney Keeley Nickelson and read below for supplemental information related to divorce and the holidays.   Related Content: QUICK TAKES: HOLIDAY PLANNING AN...

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Video / Pet-Parenting Through Divorce

By Neil Forester / November 9, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Who Gets the Dog? Pet-Parenting Through Divorce Watch our video conversation with FPS attorney Neil Forester and read below for supplemental information related to pet custody and how pets are treated in situations involving domestic violence.   In my role as board president for nonprofit NorCal ...

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Event / Feast for WEAVE ~ November 4, 2017

By Forester Purcell / November 5, 2017 / Community Service, Events / No Comments

FPS was pleased to sponsor the 9th Annual Feast for WEAVE, an amazing farm-to-fork experience for supporters to help raise critical funds for WEAVE’s 24-hour crisis intervention services. The 2017 gathering raised more than $133,000 through sponsorships, donations, and a live auction. Neil Forest...

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Event / SCBA Domestic Violence Trial Advocacy Workshop

By Forester Purcell / November 1, 2017 / Events / No Comments

FPS is pleased to sponsor “Beyond the Basics: Domestic Violence Trial Advocacy Workshop,” co-presented by the Sacramento County Bar Association and the California Psychological Associaton. Neil Forester will serve as workshop moderator, as well as co-present a one-hour session on R...

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Quick Takes: Holiday Planning and Divorce

By Forester Purcell / October 15, 2017 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

Whether you’re in a blended, separated, recently divorced, or single-parent family, it’s never too early to plan for the holidays. The divorce lawyers at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer some reminders to help you make the most of the seasons.   NEIL FORESTER For those going thr...

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FPS Attorneys Named on 2017 “Best of the Bar” List in Sacramento

By Forester Purcell / September 14, 2017 / Firm News / No Comments

Purcell and Stowell nominated to 2017 “Best of the Bar” list published by the Sacramento Business Journal We’re pleased to recognize shareholders Matt Purcell and Michelle Stowell for their inclusion in the 2017 Sacramento Business Journal “Best of the Bar” list. Eac...

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Quick Takes: Child Support Misperceptions and Tips

By Forester Purcell / August 22, 2017 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

August is Child Support Awareness Month. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer sound bites on some often misunderstood aspects of the system.   NEIL FORESTER The amount of monthly child support ordered by a court is often not the only child support that must be paid. In two spec...

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California Child Custody Cases: Sanchez Ruling Affects Use of Experts, Evaluators, and Evidence

By Keeley Nickelson / August 15, 2017 / Children, Family Law / No Comments

People v. Sanchez: New Ruling Affects Use of Experts / Custody Evaluators and the Rules of Evidence in Family Court In custody cases, attorneys frequently use child custody evaluators to provide professional opinions and recommendations. Evaluators prepare a report that is submitted to the court ...

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Welcome to the Team – Keeley L. Nickelson, Family Law Attorney

By Forester Purcell / August 6, 2017 / Firm News / No Comments

FPS Welcomes New Family Law Attorney Keeley Nickelson We’re pleased to introduce our newest colleague, Keeley Nickelson, a family law attorney who will be supporting clients in a range matters including divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, guardianships, and restraining orders. ...

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