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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26Feb

When and Why You May Need a “Court-Ordered” Paternity Test

By Matt Purcell / February 26, 2017 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

Under the California Family Code, the only results that count when it comes to a paternity test are of the “court-ordered” variety. Myriad daytime television talk shows have made great drama out of paternity tests. I caught one the other day (on happenstance, while sick in bed) and it got me thin...

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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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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, 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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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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15Aug

Child Support Myths and Misperceptions

By Forester Purcell / August 15, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources, Split Decisions Radio / 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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4Jun

FAQ: When can child support be modified?

I see a lot of complex child support cases in my practice. One of the more frequent queries involves confusion about when and how child support can be modified:   If we agree to this child support order, can my ex bring me back to court in six months to ask for more?   Child support, [&...

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16May

FAQ: What are the most common child custody mistakes?

By Forester Purcell / May 16, 2016 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL attorneys offer their take on child custody with answers to the question:   How can I avoid missteps in child custody proceedings?   Neil Forester The biggest mistake that I see people make is superimposing their own interpersonal conflict with the other parent ...

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23Aug

Say What? Imputation of Income Explained

By Neil Forester / August 23, 2015 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Paying Child/Spousal Support: Will Your Income Be Imputed? One of the most frequent questions I get from potential new clients is “Will I (or my spouse) ever have to go find a job?” The answer to that question is not always a straight forward yes or no. The California Family Code establishes the ...

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16Aug

Special Needs Child Support and the Special Needs Trust Option

By Jenny Bain / August 16, 2015 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

A Primer on the Special Needs Trust Option for Divorcing Parents of Special Needs Children Divorcing parents of a special needs child are often focused on then-existing issues presented by the dissolution process: current child custody and support arrangements. However, while parents are likely m...

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