23Aug

The Truth about Infidelity and Divorce in California

By Purcell Stowell / August 23, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

The Internet has a lot to say about INFIDELITY — curious headlines abound. The Ashley Madison hack brought this taboo topic into the spotlight. Clients wanted to know how their cheater spouse would suffer:   Surely the judge will skewer my adulterous soon-to-be Ex at our divorce trial....

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20Aug

FAQ: What is “Date of Separation” and how does it affect my divorce?

By Michelle Stowell / August 20, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

What is Date of Separation and Why Does It Matter? What is Date of Separation Under California law, establishing a date of separation is decided by using a two-part test: (1) a determination by at least one party that the marriage is irretrievably broken and (2) a physical manifestation by one of...

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15Aug

Child Support Myths and Misperceptions

By Purcell Stowell / August 15, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, FAQ, Resources / No Comments

August is National Child Support Awareness month. We tackle this complicated subject on the August 17th edition of Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour. Below, the attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC provide a sampling of common myths and misperceptions regarding child support. &nb...

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9Aug

Staying Connected with Kids Through Divorce

By Purcell Stowell / August 9, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour, covers co-parenting on the August 10th live show. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC have thoughts and advice on nurturing connections with your children.   How can I stay connected to my kid when it isn’t my parenting time? &nb...

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2Aug

Tips for Minimizing Financial Fallout After Divorce

By Purcell Stowell / August 2, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Split Decisions, our weekly divorce radio hour, covers financial lifestyle changes on the August 3rd live show. The attorneys at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC have some tips and advice for minimizing the financial impact.   How can I minimize post-divorce financial challenges?   KRISTIN C...

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29Jul

Beyond Lawyers During Divorce: Choosing a Realtor

By Purcell Stowell / July 29, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

A good REALTOR can have a tangible effect on the trajectory of a divorce ~ choose wisely. Often-times one of the easiest ways for clients to rack up attorney’s fees is to be unable to communicate with their ex. In a case with significant property to divide, many potential logistical conversations...

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25Jul

SB 1255 Fixes “Date of Separation” Issues

Living Under Same Roof No Longer Bar to Establishing Date of Separation With today’s passage of SB 1255, we have a fairly swift legislative response to the appellate court’s ruling in Marriage of Davis. As I expressed previously, while the desire for a bright line rule for “date of separati...

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18Jul

What are the consequences of hiding assets during divorce?

By Purcell Stowell / July 18, 2016 / Divorce, Family Law, FAQ / No Comments

FAQ: What are the consequences of hiding assets during divorce? We’re not sure how many times we’ve had to clarify the fairly broad and unambiguous requirement: “you must disclose all of your assets and debts, regardless of when they were acquired.” Follow-up questions often include: “even ...

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12Jul

Are Children of Divorce Resilient?

By Purcell Stowell / July 12, 2016 / Children, Divorce, Family Law, Resources / No Comments

Our weekly divorce lifestyle radio hour, Split Decisions, explores the adage “kids are resilient,” and offers commentary on building resiliency in children of divorce as a topic of the July 13th live show. The team at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC prepared a few conversation-starter tho...

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28Jun

Newlywed Advice from Divorce Lawyers

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

Newlywed advice from divorce lawyers?! Well, sure … as the Farmer’s Insurance commercials say, “we know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two.” The team at FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL PC prepared a few thoughts on the topic:   Can I divorce-proof my marr...

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