29Nov

Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC): Be clear on the goal.

By Matt Purcell / November 29, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law / No Comments

Understanding CCRC in “Recommending” California Counties It is imperative that a parent understand the goal of Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC), before taking part in it. California mandates that parents attend CCRC prior to the court making any orders when either parent seeks custody...

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31Oct

Deep Thoughts on Divorcing (or Not Divorcing) During the Holiday Season

By Purcell Stowell / October 31, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

Issues surrounding divorce and separation understandably intensify during the holiday season. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC offer advice on situations you or a loved one may be facing.   How do I rethink my plans and expectations about divorce during the holidays?   NEIL ...

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23Oct

Estate Planning for Blended Families in California

By Purcell Stowell / 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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11Oct

Gray Divorce: What are the unique challenges of divorcing after the age of 50?

By Purcell Stowell / 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 Purcell Stowell / 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 Purcell Stowell / 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 Purcell Stowell / 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 Purcell Stowell / 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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4Sep

Divorced Parents & Emergency Preparedness: Avoid Eleventh Hour Planning

By Purcell Stowell / September 4, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

September is National Preparedness Month. Divorced parents, this is your reminder to prepare for the types of emergencies that could affect you and your children — and share those plans with each other for the best possible outcome should natural or man-made disaster strike during your pare...

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28Aug

6 Pro Tips for Child Custody Recommending Counseling

By Purcell Stowell / August 28, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

In most California counties, divorcing parties must attend mandatory mediation with a social worker or other mental health professional before a Judge will make a determination establishing or modifying custody and visitation orders. Absent an agreement to hire a private mediator of their choosin...

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