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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Is “Free-range parenting” now considered neglect?

By Matt Purcell / April 28, 2015 / Children / No Comments

The phrase “Free-range parenting” offends me. Not because I disagree with the principle of “free-range parenting.” Rather, I am offended because we have gotten to the point as a society that what was common “parenting” as recently as my childhood now needs its own catch-phrase to prevent allegati...

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Juvenile Law: Out-of-control kids can be removed from loving parents, says new court decision.

By Matt Purcell / April 18, 2015 / Children / No Comments

FAIL. That was my first reaction after reading about a recent appeals court decision. (Link Expert: California custody fight ruling runs contrary to law, Sacramento Bee, April 3, 2015) Clearly, the juvenile dependency system  — and Child Protective Services as the “investigative” part of this sys...

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