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What criteria must I meet to adopt in California?

An individual may have long yearned to be a parent but never found that right person to have a child with. They may have struggled with infertility and want a son or daughter to complete their family. These are just two factors that motivate individuals to look at adoption as a way to complete their families. California lawmakers have instituted guidelines to keep children safe and help ensure that they are in a loving home.

Infidelity: What prompts it and where does it lead?

Most spouses would agree that when they got married, they expected their partners to be faithful. Marriage can be tough, as life experiences, health problems, financial problems and any number of issues can weigh heavily on a relationship, especially regarding intimacy. Marriage largely consists of an ebb and flow of daily interactions between two people who have committed themselves to providing companionship, support and fidelity to each other for the rest of their lives.

Parenting schedules vary greatly with newborns

The birth of a baby is a beautiful time for parents, but if the adults aren't in a relationship any longer, this can be the start of a difficult legal battle. If you are in this position, you will have to come up with a parenting plan that helps the baby to build a relationship with both parents. This might not be easy because of the baby's needs and the scheduling challenge. Using a flexible format and creative custody options can help you to figure out what is going to work for the situation.

Help your children to cope with the change divorce brings

When you are dealing with a child custody issue, it is easy to focus on what you feel your ex is doing wrong. Instead of putting your efforts on something so negative, try to focus on what you can do to make your child's life a more positive experience. One way that you can do this is by supporting them so that they can see change as a good event.

The biggest divorce change in 2019

As we move into 2019, it is important to understand how divorce laws are going to change moving forward. One of the biggest changes involves alimony and taxes. The impact on your financial situation could be dramatic.

Know how to approach a prenuptial agreement when you get engaged

You have a lot to think about when you get engaged. One of the things that you need to do that some people won't do is get a prenuptial agreement set. Many people assume that these are only for the wealthy and people who have considerable assets, but these agreements can help all couples who are getting married because they offer security.

When fair proceedings are impeded by a hidden asset scheme

Whether you planned your wedding for months and went all out on a lavish celebration with hundreds of your closest friends and family members or you dashed off to elope with a justice of the peace officiating your union, getting married was likely one of the most significant decisions you had made in your life up to that point. Similarly, deciding to file for divorce is also an intensely personal, weighty decision that most people do not take lightly.

Go into your divorce proceedings armed with information

One thing is certain about divorce: you will have to make some difficult decisions as part of your negotiations with your spouse. These will vary according to your circumstances, but you must think about what is truly important when it comes times to make those choices.

Have you been dealing with these divorce issues?

Not many people would say marriage is easy. To the contrary, most spouses, perhaps including you, would say that marriage can be rewarding and pleasant but also challenging and problematic, sometimes even within the same day. Has your marriage seen more bad days than good in recent months (or years)? If so, you may be able to relate to certain issues that many people cite as causal factors in divorce.