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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As Seen in Outword Magazine: Prenups and the Self-Made Spouse

By Neil Forester / February 24, 2020 / Premarital / No Comments

Prenups and the Self-Made Spouse The following was originally published in the February 2020 issue of Outword Magazine. I have written before about the many good things that a premarital agreement can accomplish for a soon-to-be-married couple (here and here). They can better define expectations ...

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Have Money Conversations Before Wedding Conversations

By Neil Forester / March 1, 2018 / Premarital / No Comments

Sacramento divorce lawyer NEIL FORESTER shares insights on money and marriage with advice for couples wanting to stay out of his offices.

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Misconceptions Surrounding Prenuptial Agreements

While Prenup Misconceptions Abound, Reality Offers Guiding Light Prenuptial agreements get a bad rap. For whatever reason (celebrity drama, movie plotlines, click-bait headlines), prenups have garnered a reputation for destroying the very bedrock of the bond between two people. The seemingly dest...

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Prenups for Entrepreneurs: The Value of Pre-Venture Counseling

By FPS / April 12, 2017 / Premarital / No Comments

Making the Case for Pre-Venture Counseling When you enter into a business venture with another person, you are essentially establishing a relationship which implies a set of duties and obligations — think a marriage without the romance (in most cases anyways). Owning and operating a small busines...

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Estate Planning for Blended Families in California

By FPS / October 23, 2016 / Family Law, FAQ, Premarital, Resources / No Comments

Blending families isn’t easy. Finding the right partner after your last attempt didn’t go so well is a blessing, but it also comes with a unique set of difficulties:   Are your kids as happy as you are with your new spouse? Are your spouse’s kids as excited to have you in their lives as [&he...

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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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Why hire a Certified Family Law Specialist to handle your Sacramento divorce or child custody matters?

By FPS / April 26, 2015 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Firm News, Premarital / No Comments

Family lawyers do not get the respect they deserve. In terms of the potential breadth and complexity of issues which they face, family practitioners work in one of the most, and perhaps the most, exacting and demanding areas of concentration in the law. Under California’s community property...

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