28Apr

Is “Free-range parenting” now considered neglect?

By Matt Purcell / April 28, 2015 / Children / No Comments

The phrase “Free-range parenting” offends me. Not because I disagree with the principle of “free-range parenting.” Rather, I am offended because we have gotten to the point as a society that what was common “parenting” as recently as my childhood now needs its own catch-phrase to prevent allegati...

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26Apr

Why hire a Certified Family Law Specialist to handle your Sacramento divorce or child custody matters?

By Forester Purcell / April 26, 2015 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Firm News, Premarital / No Comments

Family lawyers do not get the respect they deserve. In terms of the potential breadth and complexity of issues which they face, family practitioners work in one of the most, and perhaps the most, exacting and demanding areas of concentration in the law. Under California’s community property...

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18Apr

Juvenile Law: Out-of-control kids can be removed from loving parents, says new court decision.

By Matt Purcell / April 18, 2015 / Children / No Comments

FAIL. That was my first reaction after reading about a recent appeals court decision. (Link Expert: California custody fight ruling runs contrary to law, Sacramento Bee, April 3, 2015) Clearly, the juvenile dependency system  — and Child Protective Services as the “investigative” part of this sys...

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