13Mar

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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10Feb

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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12Nov

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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28Sep

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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22Aug

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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12Jul

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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25Mar

A Simple Lesson from Reveal’s Podcast on Parental Alienation

By Keeley Nickelson / March 25, 2019 / Children, Divorce / No Comments

A Simple Lesson from Reveal’s Podcast on Parental Alienation The family law community has been abuzz with conversation regarding parental alienation, thanks to a recently aired podcast episode on the topic: Bitter Custody: A Reveal Podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX...

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14Mar

FAQ: How does divorce impact college planning?

By Purcell Stowell / March 14, 2019 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

How does divorce impact college planning? Countless issues can arise for divorced or divorcing parents with children who are currently or someday college-bound.  School’s in session with a few lectures from our team. Financial Planning Tips Financial planning in a divorce can be short-sight...

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3Dec

FPS Briefs: Holiday Bonuses and Other Extra Income – Impact on Child/Spousal Support

By Purcell Stowell / December 3, 2018 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

FPS Briefs: Expecting a holiday bonus? Know what constitutes “income” for determining child and spousal support. With 2018 coming to a close, divorced parents may be expecting a year-end bonus or other forms of extra income. Whether the funds will purchase a Disney vacation or go towa...

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11Oct

FPS Briefs: Divorce and the Holidays

By Purcell Stowell / October 11, 2018 / Children, Divorce, FAQ / No Comments

FPS Briefs: Divorce and Holiday Planning 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.   KRISTEN SE...

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