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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13Mar

Help Me… Help You: 3 Keys to Help Your Family Law Attorney Manage Your Case

By Michelle Stowell / March 13, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Consider a frank conversation with your attorney as to how you can best help them manage your case. Hiring an attorney is expensive. Clients want to get the most value for their dollar. Similarly, attorneys want to present their client’s case in the most effective way possible. We want to get you...

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10Jan

Recognizing Stalking vs. Legal Use of Private Investigators During Divorce

By Jenny Bain / January 10, 2017 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Two divorce cases introduce the difference between criminal stalking and legally acceptable information gathering. It’s January, a common time of year when many relationships see one or both partners questioning whether they should remain together. One partner may have discovered damaging informa...

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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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31Oct

Deep Thoughts on Divorcing (or Not Divorcing) During the Holiday Season

By Forester Purcell / October 31, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / 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 / Estate Planning, 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, Estate Planning, 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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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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27Sep

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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