27Sep

Divorce Impacts on College Planning and College Life

By Forester Purcell / September 27, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / 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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18Sep

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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6Sep

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

By Forester Purcell / September 6, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / 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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5Sep

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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4Sep

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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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 / 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 / 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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