12Dec

Survival Tips for Your Day in Divorce Court

By Michelle Stowell / December 12, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Take these courtroom survival tips to heart and make the most of your day in front of the family law judge. Going to court is rarely easy — including for attorneys.  You can help the case proceed as smoothly as possible with these courtroom survival tips: Arrive at least 15 minutes early to court...

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6Dec

The Media and Divorce: Glorification of a Stereotype

By Neil Forester / December 6, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Beware of media stereotypes that create false expectations about the divorce process and divorce lawyers. The divorce process — and the attorneys involved in that process — is a frequent target for media attention. Whether through parody (think War of the Roses from way back, or the current HBO s...

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29Nov

Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC): Be clear on the goal.

By Matt Purcell / November 29, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Understanding CCRC in “Recommending” California Counties It is imperative that a parent understand the goal of Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC), before taking part in it. California mandates that parents attend CCRC prior to the court making any orders when either parent seeks custody...

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31Oct

Deep Thoughts on Divorcing (or Not Divorcing) During the Holiday Season

By FPS / October 31, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

Issues surrounding divorce and separation understandably intensify during the holiday season. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer advice on situations you or a loved one may be facing.   How do I rethink my plans and expectations about divorce during the holidays?   NEIL ...

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24Oct

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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11Oct

Gray Divorce: What are the unique challenges of divorcing after the age of 50?

By FPS / October 11, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

Divorce among couples nearing or beyond retirement age has its own challenges. And while no two divorce cases are the same, there are common issues that become most important in “gray divorce” — below, the lawyers of FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC shed some light on these gray areas. &nb...

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9Oct

FAQ: How do DVTROs affect temporary child or spousal support?

By FPS / October 9, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

FAQ: How do DVTROs affect temporary child or spousal support in domestic violence situations? While child and spousal support are “normally” received after one party initiates divorce or legal separation proceedings, it is rarely discussed that a party can receive support even before such proceed...

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27Sep

Divorce Impacts on College Planning and College Life

By FPS / September 27, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / 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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18Sep

FAQ: Why is Conducting Discovery So Expensive in Family Law?

By FPS / September 18, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

Why is Discovery So Expensive in Divorce & Child Custody Trials? Discovery is a pre-trial procedure by which each party to a divorce or child custody case can obtain evidence from the other party through certain devices, such as a Request for Production of Documents, Interrogatories, Admissio...

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6Sep

FAQ: How is contested divorce different when very young children are involved?

By FPS / September 6, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / 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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