What is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California?

By Purcell Stowell / 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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Michelle Stowell ~ 2020 Vision FEAT Walk, September 19

By Purcell Stowell / March 11, 2020 / Community Service / No Comments

2020 Vision FEAT Walk, Rescheduled to September 19 FPS is pleased to support the 2020 Vision FEAT Walk & Spring Carnival. Join members of our team on September 19th in Roseville at Maidu Community Park and help create a memorable day for families living with autism. This fundraiser supports F...

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Kristen Sellers Sworn In As Placer County Bar Association Treasurer 2020

By Purcell Stowell / February 12, 2020 / Firm News / No Comments

Kristen Sellers Sworn In As Placer County Bar Association Treasurer 2020 We’re pleased to share that attorney KRISTEN SELLERS is serving another year as a board member for the Placer County Bar Association. She was sworn in during last month’s annual Installation Dinner and Awards cer...

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Matt Purcell on Child Custody and Relocation Cases – What the California family court considers in a move-away

By Purcell Stowell / February 10, 2020 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

Child custody lawyer Matt Purcell discusses common client confusion around relocation cases and how the court will consider situations where one divorced parent wants or needs to move away from the other co-parent. This is part 6 in the series.

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Melissa Harman ~ Habitat for Humanity “Hammy Awards”

By Purcell Stowell / February 7, 2020 / Community Service, Events / No Comments

Melissa Harman and FPS Team Recognized at Hammy Awards On January 29th, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento hosted its 26th Annual Hammy Awards dinner, celebrating 2019 as a year of more impact than ever before. Attendees included attorney MELISSA HARMAN and 400+ donors, volunteers, and su...

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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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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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Holidays and Co-Parenting Before, During and After Divorce

By Purcell Stowell / September 28, 2019 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

Holidays and Co-Parenting Before, During and After Divorce Whether you’re in a blended, separated, recently divorced, or single-parent family, it’s never too early to plan for the holidays. Our team at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC shares brief thoughts on navigating the holiday season....

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Quick Takes: Child Support Misperceptions and Tips

By Purcell Stowell / 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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Lessons from HBO’s “Big Little Lies” on Grandparent Rights and Guardianships

By Purcell Stowell / July 12, 2019 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

Lesson’s from HBO’s Big Little Lies on Grandparent Rights and Guardianships HBO’s Big Little Lies put a plethora of family law issues at the forefront of last Sunday’s episode, expertly woven into the storyline of the incomparable Meryl Streep v. the only person who could take her dow...

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