28Aug

6 Pro Tips for Child Custody Recommending Counseling

In most California counties, divorcing parties must attend mandatory mediation with a social worker or other mental health professional before a Judge will make a determination establishing or modifying custody and visitation orders. Absent an agreement to hire a private mediator of their choosin...

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23Aug

The Truth about Infidelity and Divorce in California

By Forester Purcell / August 23, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / No Comments

The Internet has a lot to say about INFIDELITY — curious headlines abound. The Ashley Madison hack brought this taboo topic into the spotlight. Clients wanted to know how their cheater spouse would suffer:   Surely the judge will skewer my adulterous soon-to-be Ex at our divorce trial....

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20Aug

FAQ: What is “Date of Separation” and how does it affect my divorce?

By Michelle Stowell / August 20, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

What is Date of Separation and Why Does It Matter? What is Date of Separation Under California law, establishing a date of separation is decided by using a two-part test: (1) a determination by at least one party that the marriage is irretrievably broken and (2) a physical manifestation by one of...

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15Aug

Child Support Myths and Misperceptions

By Forester Purcell / August 15, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / No Comments

August is National Child Support Awareness month. We tackle this complicated subject on the August 17th edition of Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour. Below, the attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC provide a sampling of common myths and misperceptions regarding child support. &nb...

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14Aug

Beyond Lawyers During Divorce: Using a Forensic Accountant

Divorce Negotiations Dead-Ending? Know when to hire a Forensic Accountant. Not every divorce case is so complex that it requires a battery of experts to figure out how to divvy up the property or figure out who owes what to whom. In fact, most cases – even those involving business entities – can ...

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9Aug

Staying Connected with Kids Through Divorce

By Forester Purcell / August 9, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / No Comments

Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour, covers co-parenting on the August 10th live show. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC have thoughts and advice on nurturing connections with your children.   How can I stay connected to my kid when it isn’t my parenting time? &nb...

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2Aug

Tips for Minimizing Financial Fallout After Divorce

By Forester Purcell / August 2, 2016 / Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour, covers financial lifestyle changes on the August 3rd live show. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC have some tips and advice for minimizing the financial impact.   How can I minimize post-divorce financial challenges?   KRISTIN C...

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29Jul

Beyond Lawyers During Divorce: Choosing a Realtor

Realtors can have a tangible effect on the trajectory of a divorce ~ choose wisely. Often-times one of the easiest ways for clients to rack up attorney’s fees is to be unable to communicate with their ex. In a case with significant property to divide, many potential logistical conversations are r...

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25Jul

SB 1255 Fixes “Date of Separation” Issues

Living Under Same Roof No Longer Bar to Establishing Date of Separation With today’s passage of SB 1255, we have a fairly swift legislative response to the appellate court’s ruling in Marriage of Davis. As I expressed previously, while the desire for a bright line rule for “date of separati...

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24Jul

FAQ: When is legal separation a better option than divorce?

What’s the deal with legal separation? The decision to divorce is a big one – a life altering, heart-breaking point of realization that will reverberate through every aspect of your life for many months, if not years, to come. That decision is rarely made without long periods of self-reflec...

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