20Dec

California Prop. 64 and Child Custody Orders: What’s the Buzz?

By Keeley Nickelson / December 20, 2017 / Children, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

Does the legalization of recreational marijuana affect my child custody orders? My co-parent gets high sometimes. When the clock strikes midnight in California this new year, hundreds of new laws will go into effect. A big one for 2018 is the legalization of recreational marijuana use. If you hav...

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13Dec

Video / At what age can a child of divorce choose where to live?

By Purcell Stowell / December 13, 2017 / Children, FAQ, Videos / No Comments

Attorney Matt Purcell explains the simple answer to this common question. Watch our conversation with FPS attorney Matt Purcell to learn the simple answer to the common question “When can my kid decide which parent she lives with?” While the answer is simple, the implications are comp...

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11Dec

Video / Support Orders, Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Earnings

By Purcell Stowell / December 11, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Attorney Neil Forester looks at support orders and the impact of holiday bonuses and more. Watch our two-part video conversation with FPS attorney Neil Forester and read below for supplemental information related to child and spousal support orders and how “income” is determined. &nbs...

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11Dec

Quick Takes: Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Income – Impact on Child/Spousal Support

By Purcell Stowell / December 11, 2017 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

Getting a holiday bonus? Understand what constitutes “income” for determining child and spousal support. With the holidays approaching and the year coming to a close, some divorced parents are looking forward to a year-end bonus. Whether the check will purchase necessities or provide ...

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25Nov

Video / Divorce Courts and the Holidays

By Purcell Stowell / November 25, 2017 / Divorce, Videos / No Comments

Attorney Nickelson discusses how the California divorce courts handle holiday-related requests. Watch our video conversation with FPS attorney Keeley Nickelson and read below for supplemental information related to divorce and the holidays.   Related Content: QUICK TAKES: HOLIDAY PLANNING AN...

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5Nov

Event / Feast for WEAVE ~ November 4, 2017

By Purcell Stowell / November 5, 2017 / Community Service, Events / No Comments

FPS was pleased to sponsor the 9th Annual Feast for WEAVE, an amazing farm-to-fork experience for supporters to help raise critical funds for WEAVE’s 24-hour crisis intervention services. The 2017 gathering raised more than $133,000 through sponsorships, donations, and a live auction. Neil Forest...

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1Nov

Event / SCBA Domestic Violence Trial Advocacy Workshop

By Purcell Stowell / November 1, 2017 / Events / No Comments

FPS is pleased to sponsor “Beyond the Basics: Domestic Violence Trial Advocacy Workshop,” co-presented by the Sacramento County Bar Association and the California Psychological Associaton. Neil Forester will serve as workshop moderator, as well as co-present a one-hour session on R...

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15Oct

Quick Takes: Holiday Planning and Divorce

By Purcell Stowell / October 15, 2017 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

Whether you’re in a blended, separated, recently divorced, or single-parent family, it’s never too early to plan for the holidays. The divorce lawyers at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer some reminders to help you make the most of the seasons.   NEIL FORESTER For those going thr...

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14Sep

FPS Attorneys Named on 2017 “Best of the Bar” List in Sacramento

By Purcell Stowell / September 14, 2017 / Firm News / No Comments

Purcell and Stowell nominated to 2017 “Best of the Bar” list published by the Sacramento Business Journal We’re pleased to recognize shareholders Matt Purcell and Michelle Stowell for their inclusion in the 2017 Sacramento Business Journal “Best of the Bar” list. Eac...

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15Aug

California Child Custody Cases: Sanchez Ruling Affects Use of Experts, Evaluators, and Evidence

By Keeley Nickelson / August 15, 2017 / Children, Family Law / No Comments

People v. Sanchez: New Ruling Affects Use of Experts / Custody Evaluators and the Rules of Evidence in Family Court In custody cases, attorneys frequently use child custody evaluators to provide professional opinions and recommendations. Evaluators prepare a report that is submitted to the court ...

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