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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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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