12Jul

Lessons from HBO’s “Big Little Lies” on Grandparent Rights and Guardianships

By FPS / July 12, 2019 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

Lesson’s from HBO’s Big Little Lies on Grandparent Rights and Guardianships HBO’s Big Little Lies put a plethora of family law issues at the forefront of last Sunday’s episode, expertly woven into the storyline of the incomparable Meryl Streep v. the only person who could take her dow...

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27Jun

Six FPS Family Law Attorneys Selected for 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

By FPS / June 27, 2019 / Firm News / No Comments

All Six FPS Attorneys have been selected for the 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars directories.   We feel honored to share a spotlight with this year’s cohort of accomplished and dedicated attorneys in our neighborhood. A vote of confidence by our peers underscore...

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20May

Digital Forensics Experts Say Your Smartphone is a Glass Castle in Divorce

By Keeley Nickelson / May 20, 2019 / Divorce / No Comments

Digital Forensics Experts Say Your Smartphone is a Glass Castle in Divorce Whether or not you watch Black Mirror, you know that our daily lives are immersed in technology. And whether or not you realize it, the inner eye of your smartphone is always watching. Accessing and using digitally stored ...

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16May

FPS Attorneys Land “Top Lawyer” Spots in Sacramento Magazine

By FPS / May 16, 2019 / Firm News / No Comments

FPS Attorneys Land “Top Lawyer” Spots in Sacramento Magazine We’re pleased to recognize Neil Forester, Michelle Stowell, Matt Purcell, and Melissa Harman for being named to Sacramento Magazine’s 2019 Top Lawyers list in the Family Law category. The full list will be featur...

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8Apr

Infidelity, Divorce, and the Legal Landscape

By FPS / April 8, 2019 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

FAQ: How do attorneys deal with a cheating spouse during divorce litigation? Clients and opposing parties who can’t help but weave a past infidelity into every aspect of their divorce litigation will be disappointed to realize that they won’t receive vindication through the California family cour...

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25Mar

A Simple Lesson from Reveal’s Podcast on Parental Alienation

By Keeley Nickelson / March 25, 2019 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

A Simple Lesson from Reveal’s Podcast on Parental Alienation The family law community has been abuzz with conversation regarding parental alienation, thanks to a recently aired podcast episode on the topic: Bitter Custody: A Reveal Podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX...

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14Mar

FAQ: How does divorce impact college planning?

By FPS / March 14, 2019 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

How does divorce impact college planning? Countless issues can arise for divorced or divorcing parents with children who are currently or someday college-bound.  School’s in session with a few lectures from our team. Financial Planning Tips Financial planning in a divorce can be short-sight...

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14Feb

Divorce Self-Care Tips

By FPS / February 14, 2019 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Divorce Self-Care Tips No one feels prepared for divorce. It’s a complicated process … emotionally, legally, and financially. Ending a marriage or long-term relationship is a lot for a person to take on, particularly when children are involved. Given the amount of stress that can be g...

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24Jan

Lawyers Behaving Badly: Gamesmanship in Divorce Cases

By Neil Forester / January 24, 2019 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Lawyers Behaving Badly: Gamesmanship in Divorce Cases Forms of gamesmanship show up in our California family law cases from time to time. For whatever reason, opposing counsel get into their heads that grandstanding in court or playing fast and loose with procedural rules gives them an advantage ...

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18Jan

Neil Forester Receives Pro Bono Award from Placer County Bar Association

By FPS / January 18, 2019 / Community Service, Firm News / No Comments

Neil Forester Receives Pro Bono Award from Placer County Bar Association We are pleased to share the news that Neil Forester has received the annual Pro Bono Award from the Placer County Bar Association (“PCBA”). He was honored at the Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers and B...

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