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Handling the property division during a divorce

The property division process during a divorce is something that can be a challenge. One of the biggest assets that you will have to handle is the house, but before you get to that point, you need to think about some other points. All of this can be a challenge to contend with, but it is possible to make informed decisions if you take things one step at a time.

Achieve the respectful divorce you need with proper guidance

For those who have never personally been through a divorce, the idea of divorce often holds unnecessary negative associations. Like many difficult experiences in life, divorce can be as civil and calm as you and your spouse allow it to be. Divorce experiences can range from a couple deciding to go their separate ways and filing uncontested divorce to spouses digging in their heels and fighting for every last scrap in the marriage. In most cases, it is one or both spouses who choose the direction the divorce may lean.

Think carefully about the reality of what a divorce does for you

Many different things come up in a divorce that you might not expect. We recently discussed what might happen to your ex's debts when you go through the divorce. You might not have ever thought about this, but it is something that some people have to consider.

Will you have to pay your spouse's debt in divorce?

Dividing up marital property during divorce is rarely a simple, straightforward process. Depending on how long the marriage endured and the events that you and your spouse experienced, you may have a number of very complicated issues to address in order to finalize your divorce and move on to a new season of life.

Your marriage is over: Make a plan for moving forward

Now that you've come to the realization that your marriage is over, you have to decide where to go from here. The answer to this isn't always easy, but one of the things you will probably need to do is to file for divorce. The divorce is the legal way to end the marriage so that you can fully split from your spouse.

What will divorce cost your business?

According to research from the University of Washington, the peak month for divorce is now August, followed closely by January. There has been a lot written about how divorce affects a closely-held business. How, though, does divorce affect an employee and what can an employer do to help?

What if my spouse hides assets during our divorce?

Even in the best of circumstances, divorce has an uncanny way of bringing out surprisingly destructive behavior in spouses who suddenly have concerns about their uncertain future. This especially true in California, where our property division laws require divorcing couples to split marital property equally. Often, spouses who worry that a divorce may cost them half of some assets they don't wish to divide may choose to hide these assets, hoping that the other spouse won't find them and claim some portion.

Your mind has to rule your heart during a divorce

Making decisions during a divorce can be fueled by a clear plan for your future but it might also be driven by emotions. Your goal in the divorce should be the former option instead of the latter. When you find out that your marriage is over, you must sit down and make a clear plan for your future. Think about everything from how you are going to get social now that you are single through how your finances are going to play out.

How do I know if I should keep our marital home?

When spouses choose to split up in California, one of the biggest issues many couples face is which person has the right to stay in the house the couple shared. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this dilemma, but may help you to understand how some of the most common scenarios often play out.