What is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California?

By FPS / March 13, 2020 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Premarital / No Comments

The CFLS Designation Explained The State Bar of California certifies attorneys as specialists who have gone beyond the standard licensing requirements. Our state’s legal specialization program was the first of its kind in the U.S., and it has served as a model for other state programs for c...

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Michelle Stowell ~ 2020 Vision FEAT Walk, September 19

By FPS / March 11, 2020 / Community Service / No Comments

2020 Vision FEAT Walk, Rescheduled to September 19 FPS is pleased to support the 2020 Vision FEAT Walk & Spring Carnival. Join members of our team on September 19th in Roseville at Maidu Community Park and help create a memorable day for families living with autism. This fundraiser supports F...

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As Seen in Outword Magazine: Prenups and the Self-Made Spouse

By Neil Forester / February 24, 2020 / Premarital / No Comments

Prenups and the Self-Made Spouse The following was originally published in the February 2020 issue of Outword Magazine. I have written before about the many good things that a premarital agreement can accomplish for a soon-to-be-married couple (here and here). They can better define expectations ...

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Kristen Sellers Sworn In As Placer County Bar Association Treasurer 2020

By FPS / February 12, 2020 / Firm News / No Comments

Kristen Sellers Sworn In As Placer County Bar Association Treasurer 2020 We’re pleased to share that attorney KRISTEN SELLERS is serving another year as a board member for the Placer County Bar Association. She was sworn in during last month’s annual Installation Dinner and Awards cer...

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Matt Purcell on Child Custody and Relocation Cases – What the California family court considers in a move-away

By FPS / February 10, 2020 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

Child custody lawyer Matt Purcell discusses common client confusion around relocation cases and how the court will consider situations where one divorced parent wants or needs to move away from the other co-parent. This is part 6 in the series.

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Melissa Harman ~ Habitat for Humanity “Hammy Awards”

By FPS / February 7, 2020 / Community Service, Events / No Comments

Melissa Harman and FPS Team Recognized at Hammy Awards On January 29th, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento hosted its 26th Annual Hammy Awards dinner, celebrating 2019 as a year of more impact than ever before. Attendees included attorney MELISSA HARMAN and 400+ donors, volunteers, and su...

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Neil Forester Named Fellow of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

By FPS / January 9, 2020 / Firm News / No Comments

Neil Forester has been admitted as a Fellow of the AAML – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.   “I am incredibly honored to be included in such a distinguished group of family law practitioners,” said Neil. “I believe wholeheartedly in the AAML’s mission to improve the practice of...

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Neil Forester on RFO Hearings During Divorce in California

By FPS / December 2, 2019 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

RFO Hearings During Divorce The prospect of appearing before a judge in family court can be one of the most stressful aspects of navigating a divorce or child custody dispute. And both the client and the attorney, including very experienced lawyers, feel that stress. The dreaded “Request for Orde...

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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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Rethinking Domestic Violence: Know the Signs Beyond Physical Abuse

By Kristen Sellers / October 22, 2019 / Family Law / No Comments

Rethinking Domestic Violence: Know the Signs Beyond Physical Abuse October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month ~ it is important to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship and understand that even if there is no physical abuse, one can still be a victim of domestic violence and may be ent...

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