11Dec

Video / Support Orders, Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Earnings

By Forester Purcell / December 11, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Attorney Neil Forester looks at support orders and the impact of holiday bonuses and more. Watch our two-part video conversation with FPS attorney Neil Forester and read below for supplemental information related to child and spousal support orders and how “income” is determined. &nbs...

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11Dec

Quick Takes: Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Income – Impact on Child/Spousal Support

By Forester Purcell / December 11, 2017 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Videos / No Comments

Getting a holiday bonus? Understand what constitutes “income” for determining child and spousal support. With the holidays approaching and the year coming to a close, some divorced parents are looking forward to a year-end bonus. Whether the check will purchase necessities or provide ...

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25Nov

Video / Divorce Courts and the Holidays

By Forester Purcell / November 25, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Attorney Nickelson discusses how the California divorce courts handle holiday-related requests. Watch our video conversation with FPS attorney Keeley Nickelson and read below for supplemental information related to divorce and the holidays.   Related Content: QUICK TAKES: HOLIDAY PLANNING AN...

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9Nov

Video / Pet-Parenting Through Divorce

By Neil Forester / November 9, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Who Gets the Dog? Pet-Parenting Through Divorce Watch our video conversation with FPS attorney Neil Forester and read below for supplemental information related to pet custody and how pets are treated in situations involving domestic violence.   In my role as board president for nonprofit NorCal ...

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15Oct

Quick Takes: Holiday Planning and Divorce

By Forester Purcell / October 15, 2017 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

Whether you’re in a blended, separated, recently divorced, or single-parent family, it’s never too early to plan for the holidays. The divorce lawyers at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer some reminders to help you make the most of the seasons.   NEIL FORESTER For those going thr...

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22Aug

Quick Takes: Child Support Misperceptions and Tips

By Forester Purcell / August 22, 2017 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

August is Child Support Awareness Month. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer sound bites on some often misunderstood aspects of the system.   NEIL FORESTER The amount of monthly child support ordered by a court is often not the only child support that must be paid. In two spec...

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30May

Quick Takes: What should I look for when hiring a divorce lawyer?

By Neil Forester / May 30, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

Neil Forester on “Hiring a Divorce Lawyer” We asked Certified Family Law Specialist NEIL FORESTER for his Quick Take on what to look for when hiring a divorce lawyer.   Take your time. “If you’re just starting to look for a divorce lawyer, my biggest piece of advice is: tak...

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19Apr

DVTROs: Knowledge of the Process is Power

By Jenny Bain / April 19, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

“You should file a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) to protect yourself.” Victims of domestic violence — which is a broad category for numerous types of behavior not limited to physical or verbal assault  — often hear this advice from friends and family who mean well. And while DVRO app...

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29Mar

The Costly Myth of the “730 Evaluation” in Child Custody Proceedings

By Matt Purcell / March 29, 2017 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

Money and time could be wasted when a “730 evaluation” is ordered — but not defined — during child custody proceedings. What is a “730 evaluation?” It is a common misinterpretation of the law that plagues not just ill-informed parties but also attorneys and judicial office...

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20Mar

A “Consulting Attorney” Can Bring Balance to Divorce Mediation

By Neil Forester / March 20, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

If a divorce mediation is characterized by a power imbalance (financial or emotional), parties should be cautious in deciding how to proceed. A separate consulting attorney can level the playing field for the disadvantaged spouse. I don’t think I’m blazing a new trail in saying that divorce is ha...

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