13Mar

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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10Feb

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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2Dec

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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12Nov

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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28Sep

Holidays and Co-Parenting Before, During and After Divorce

By FPS / September 28, 2019 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

Holidays and Co-Parenting Before, During and After Divorce Whether you’re in a blended, separated, recently divorced, or single-parent family, it’s never too early to plan for the holidays. Our team at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC shares brief thoughts on navigating the holiday season....

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22Aug

Quick Takes: Child Support Misperceptions and Tips

By FPS / August 22, 2019 / 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.   MATTHEW PURCELL Parents sometimes lose sight of the fact that child support is an obligation owed only by the parents of the child, to ...

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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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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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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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