23Aug

The Truth about Infidelity and Divorce in California

By FPS / August 23, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

The Internet has a lot to say about INFIDELITY — curious headlines abound. The Ashley Madison hack brought this taboo topic into the spotlight. Clients wanted to know how their cheater spouse would suffer:   Surely the judge will skewer my adulterous soon-to-be Ex at our divorce trial....

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20Aug

FAQ: What is “Date of Separation” and how does it affect my divorce?

By Michelle Stowell / August 20, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

What is Date of Separation and Why Does It Matter? What is Date of Separation Under California law, establishing a date of separation is decided by using a two-part test: (1) a determination by at least one party that the marriage is irretrievably broken and (2) a physical manifestation by one of...

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15Aug

Child Support Myths and Misperceptions

By FPS / August 15, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

August is National Child Support Awareness month. We tackle this complicated subject on the August 17th edition of Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour. Below, the attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC provide a sampling of common myths and misperceptions regarding child support. &nb...

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24Jul

FAQ: When is legal separation a better option than divorce?

What’s the deal with legal separation? The decision to divorce is a big one – a life altering, heart-breaking point of realization that will reverberate through every aspect of your life for many months, if not years, to come. That decision is rarely made without long periods of self-reflec...

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18Jul

What are the consequences of hiding assets during divorce?

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

FAQ: What are the consequences of hiding assets during divorce? We’re not sure how many times we’ve had to clarify the fairly broad and unambiguous requirement: “you must disclose all of your assets and debts, regardless of when they were acquired.” Follow-up questions often include: “even ...

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21Jun

Thoughts on Lawyers Behaving Badly in Divorce Court

By FPS / June 21, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL attorneys reveal examples of lawyers behaving badly with answers to the question:   What makes opposing counsel easy to work with vs. a nightmare to work with during family law litigation? NEIL FORESTER Whether an opposing counsel is easy to work with or impossible t...

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13Jun

FAQ: Do kids belong in divorce courtrooms?

By FPS / June 13, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL attorneys weigh in on children and divorce with answers to the question:   Do kids belong in divorce courtrooms?   MATT PURCELL Children are the victims of divorce. They don’t ask for their family to be split up, and while their preferences are heard through med...

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6Jun

Self-Care During Divorce

By FPS / June 6, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL attorneys offer their take on stress and self-care with answers to the question:   How does “self-care” factor into my divorce process?   NEIL FORESTER One of the more stressful feelings my clients report is not knowing what the future holds for thei...

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4Jun

FAQ: When can child support be modified?

I see a lot of complex child support cases in my practice. One of the more frequent queries involves confusion about when and how child support can be modified:   If we agree to this child support order, can my ex bring me back to court in six months to ask for more?   Child support, [&...

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31May

FAQ: Aren’t prenups only for the wealthy?

By FPS / May 31, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Premarital / No Comments

FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL attorneys provide a reality check on prenuptial agreements (prenups) with answers to the question:   Aren’t prenups only for wealthy couples?   NEIL FORESTER Whether an engaged couple realizes it or not, when they get married a whole new set of rules will ...

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