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5 important things to remember during a divorce

When you decide that you are going to divorce, you need to ensure that you aren't doing anything that is going to sabotage your case. There are many things that might do this so you need to take a look at what's going on and make a plan for how you will handle it all.

How do I prepare myself for a divorce?

A divorce is nothing to take lightly. If you overlook what you can lose in a divorce, you could wind up losing quite a lot. You could also wind up losing out in a child custody battle and in the fight for marital property. Either way, you need to be prepared for what's to come during the divorce proceedings. So, how can you prepare yourself for a divorce?

Start making holiday plans for child custody now

The holiday season is fast approaching. There are fewer than 100 days to Christmas. Even before then, you have to think about Halloween and Thanksgiving. All of these holidays are difficult enough to plan for, but when you have a child custody arrangement, they can be even more challenging. We know that you don't want to have to deal with holiday stress, so you should think about reviewing the plans for the season now.

Can I change a prenuptial agreement after marriage?

If you were recently married in California and had a prenuptial agreement created before exchanging your vows it's likely you might need to or want to edit this agreement down the road. There are changes that happen in life that could lead to this necessity. The question here is key: Can you change the prenuptial agreement after marriage? The simple answer is yes. Let's take a better look at this issue.

Divorcing with toddlers requires special attention

Toddlers have some very unique needs because they aren't babies any longer and are working on figuring out how to navigate in the world. This is a time when they are often clingy with their parents and need to have consistency. When their parents are in the midst of a divorce, this might be hard for the tots to handle.

Set aside child support payments for education

Receiving child support payments from the other parent of your children can help you raise them properly in California. When you receive these payments, it's imperative that you use them properly. If you don't, you could find yourself without the right amount of money to provide for your children. Make sure you set aside child support payments for education.

Is one of these issues leading you to divorce?

If someone were to ask you to predict which of your neighbors' marriages might end in divorce, would you have some ideas? Current data suggests as many as half of all marriages will end in divorce rather than last a lifetime. Perhaps your own relationship is currently standing on rocky ground and you are considering divorce as well.

Find support for the end of your marriage

There might be times during your divorce when you feel like you are alone. This can be a difficult time in your life, but it is important that you find the support system that you need to help you through it. There are different types of support that you might benefit from in these situations.

Divorce: How should you tell the kids?

Almost every household has felt the impact of divorce in some way. Most adults have either been divorced or know someone who has. If you're considering divorce yourself, you may be a bit worried about how your children will react to the news when you tell them. You're definitely not the only parent with these concerns.

How to explain custody changes to your children

Entering into a custody agreement with the other parent of your children can be scary for you, the other parent and the children. One of the most important things you can do for your children is to have an open, honest discussion with them about the situation. There will be new living arrangements for everyone to get used to, including swapping weekends and holidays.