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 / 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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23Oct

Estate Planning for Blended Families in California

By Forester Purcell / October 23, 2016 / Family Law, FAQ, Premarital, Resources / No Comments

Blending families isn’t easy. Finding the right partner after your last attempt didn’t go so well is a blessing, but it also comes with a unique set of difficulties:   Are your kids as happy as you are with your new spouse? Are your spouse’s kids as excited to have you in their lives as [&he...

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11Oct

Gray Divorce: What are the unique challenges of divorcing after the age of 50?

By Forester Purcell / October 11, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

Divorce among couples nearing or beyond retirement age has its own challenges. And while no two divorce cases are the same, there are common issues that become most important in “gray divorce” — below, the lawyers of FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC shed some light on these gray areas. &nb...

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9Oct

FAQ: How do DVTROs affect temporary child or spousal support?

FAQ: How do DVTROs affect temporary child or spousal support in domestic violence situations? While child and spousal support are “normally” received after one party initiates divorce or legal separation proceedings, it is rarely discussed that a party can receive support even before such proceed...

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