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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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, Split Decisions Radio / 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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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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Divorce Impacts on College Planning and College Life

By Forester Purcell / September 27, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / No Comments

Countless issues can arise for divorced or divorcing parents with children who are currently or someday college-bound. The 9/28 airing of SPLIT DECISIONS talk radio will offer lessons-learned on this sensitive subject. School’s in session here with lectures from  attorneys at FORESTER PURCE...

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FAQ: Why is Conducting Discovery So Expensive in Family Law?

By Jenny Bain / September 18, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

Discovery is a pre-trial procedure by which each party to a divorce or child custody case can obtain evidence from the other party through certain devices, such as a Request for Production of Documents, Interrogatories, Admissions, etc. Discovery can also involve subpoenaing documents from certai...

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FAQ: How is contested divorce different when very young children are involved?

By Forester Purcell / September 6, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / No Comments

Divorcing when babies and young children are part of the equation comes with hardship on all sides. We tackle this emotional topic during the September 7th airing of Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour. Below, the attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC set the stage.   How are c...

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2016 FPS Honors: Best of the Bar, Top Lawyers and Rising Stars

By Forester Purcell / September 5, 2016 / Firm News / No Comments

FPS attorneys received humbling kudos in 2016, thanks to local publications and recognition by peers. We’re proud to be listed among esteemed colleagues in the following: August 2016 ~ Sacramento Magazine’s TOP LAWYERS list > Neil M. E. Forester, CFLS > Matthew K. Purcell, CFLS ...

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Divorced Parents & Emergency Preparedness: Avoid Eleventh Hour Planning

By Forester Purcell / September 4, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

September is National Preparedness Month. Divorced parents, this is your reminder to prepare for the types of emergencies that could affect you and your children — and share those plans with each other for the best possible outcome should natural or man-made disaster strike during your pare...

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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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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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