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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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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22Oct

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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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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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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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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15Jan

A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Finding Your Divorce Lawyer

By FPS / January 15, 2019 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

Finding YOUR Divorce Lawyer in Greater Sacramento Starts with These Key Considerations Finding the right divorce lawyer is a key step toward creating optimal conditions for a faster, less-expensive divorce, compared to a lengthy, drawn-out emotional and financial nightmare. But what is “rig...

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