10Jan

Recognizing Stalking vs. Legal Use of Private Investigators During Divorce

By Jenny Bain / January 10, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Two divorce cases introduce the difference between criminal stalking and legally acceptable information gathering. It’s January, a common time of year when many relationships see one or both partners questioning whether they should remain together. One partner may have discovered damaging informa...

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22Dec

Which Path is for You? Collaborative Divorce, Mediation or Traditional Litigation

By Forester Purcell / December 22, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Understand the risks and rewards of mediation and collaborative divorce options; protect against dead ends. Divorce and custody litigation can be extraordinarily unpleasant. For some, family law cases are expensive, time consuming, inefficient and unpredictable. Alternatives like mediation and “c...

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15Dec

Around the Web: Divorced Child’s Bill of Rights

By Forester Purcell / December 15, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Around the Web: Children’s Bill of Rights for Divorced Parents On this day in 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Bill of Rights Day by presidential proclamation. In a nod toward Bill of Rights author James Madison, we’ve gathered a few articles that outline the rights our children...

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12Dec

Survival Tips for Your Day in Divorce Court

By Michelle Stowell / December 12, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Take these courtroom survival tips to heart and make the most of your day in front of the family law judge. Going to court is rarely easy — including for attorneys.  You can help the case proceed as smoothly as possible with these courtroom survival tips: Arrive at least 15 minutes early to court...

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6Dec

The Media and Divorce: Glorification of a Stereotype

By Neil Forester / December 6, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Beware of media stereotypes that create false expectations about the divorce process and divorce lawyers. The divorce process — and the attorneys involved in that process — is a frequent target for media attention. Whether through parody (think War of the Roses from way back, or the current HBO s...

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29Nov

Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC): Be clear on the goal.

By Matt Purcell / November 29, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Understanding CCRC in “Recommending” California Counties It is imperative that a parent understand the goal of Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC), before taking part in it. California mandates that parents attend CCRC prior to the court making any orders when either parent seeks custody...

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21Nov

Estate Planner Says: Have “The Talk” this Holiday Season

By Forester Purcell / November 21, 2016 / Uncategorized / No Comments

An Estate Planner’s View of Holiday Family Gatherings The holidays, for the luckiest of us, are a time when we are able to unplug and spend quality time with loved ones.  From an estate planner’s perspective, there is no better time to check in with those closest to you to have “the t...

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20Nov

Kristin Capritto Recognized at 2016 Night to Honor Service

By Forester Purcell / November 20, 2016 / Firm News / No Comments

Sacramento’s Federal Bar Association Celebrates 7th Annual “Night to Honor Service” Hats off to our KRISTIN CAPRITTO, among area attorneys who were recognized Thursday, November 17, 2016 for their contributions to pro bono programs offered by the U.S. District Court–Eastern Dist...

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31Oct

Deep Thoughts on Divorcing (or Not Divorcing) During the Holiday Season

By Forester Purcell / October 31, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / No Comments

Issues surrounding divorce and separation understandably intensify during the holiday season. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer advice on situations you or a loved one may be facing.   How do I rethink my plans and expectations about divorce during the holidays?   NEIL ...

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24Oct

The Realities of “Parental Alienation” and Family Court

“Parental Alienation” is not a magic phrase in custody cases. Many a client have come to me with misinformation about the relationship between “Parental Alienation” and Family Court. Parents proclaim those words and expect them to somehow work magic, like custody’s own “abracadabra al...

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