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What qualifies as parenting time interference?

Many parents who raise a child separately face conflict and act out in frustrating ways, but some truly cross the line into unacceptable behavior that violates the other parent's legal rights. Commonly, this behavior includes obstructing the other parent's court-ordered physical custody or visitation privileges, legally referred to as parental time interference.

Child custody matters must be handled very carefully

Your children are the light of your life so it is understandable that you want to spend as much time as possible making memories with them. When you and the other parent aren't in a relationship any longer, you will have to split time with that parent. This means that you won't have your children with you as much as what you might like, which we understand is very difficult.

Protecting your credit score throughout your divorce

When you and your spouse choose to divorce, it is absolutely crucial that you make sure you completely separate your finances. While you may choose to separate your finances immediately or wait until closer to the finalization, depending on your needs and the nature of your relationship with your spouse, make sure that your finances are completely separate once the divorce is complete.

Getting your life back after a divorce

When you are going through a divorce, there are several things that you will have to adjust to. One of these is the way that you handle your social life. In all likelihood, you and your husband had the same social circle during your marriage. Once the divorce is over with, you can reinvent yourself as a single person. This will take time and effort, so be prepared to put in a little work.

Can I include child support or custody in a prenuptial agreement?

Prenuptial agreements are an important part of many modern marriages, and any couple with significant assets on either or both sides should certainly consider using one to protect themselves. However, many couples do not understand the limitations of these agreements and jeopardize important protections they do have available by including invalid terms when creating them.

Child custody matters must be individualized to the children

Every child is different, so it stands to reason that there aren't any one size fits all options for child custody cases. When you are in the midst of a child custody case, you need to think carefully about what you can do to make things easier for your child. Thinking about things from this standpoint can help you remember that the focus of the case isn't you or your ex.

Can one state change another state's custody order?

When a parent sharing some form of custody with another parent chooses to move out of state with the child, it can raise a number of issues. Unless both parents agree to this change together, both parents may have a frustrating season ahead of them. If the custody order does not give the moving parent the authority to make this decision, then the nonmoving parent may have grounds to challenge the decision and use the power of the court to compel the parent to stay.

Does your client need to appeal a family law decision?

Lawyers are becoming more and more specialized, and the day of the "general practice attorney" is largely a thing of the past. Now, we have business lawyers, personal injury lawyers, criminal lawyers, patent lawyers, family lawyers and numerous other categories.

Supporting your children financially is a parental responsibility

Having to give your ex money on a regular basis isn't something that most people will do willingly. When you have a child together, you don't really have a choice about the matter if you are ordered to pay child support and don't want to get into legal trouble. You must realize that child support payments aren't actually going to your ex, they are going to your child. Your ex is simply the legal adult who has to receive those payments.

The child support you receive can change with your child's needs

As a parent receiving child support, you know that the needs of your child can change rapidly, and may easily overwhelm your resources if the child support you receive is not paid in full or is not sent in a timely manner. But, even if your child's other parent pays his or her support obligations on time, the child's needs may change so significantly that you need to revisit the terms of your child support agreement.