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Plan the separation from your marriage carefully

Making the decision to end a marriage sometimes isn't clear cut. Some couples try a separation to determine if they want to call it quits. Unlike a divorce, there needs to be some rules in place for the separation. If you ultimately decide to divorce, these can carry over to the divorce.

Can some decisions be made before the divorce is final?

Long before filing for divorce, many married couples here in California begin the process of separating their lives. One of you moves out of the marital home, takes one of the vehicles and sets up times to see the children. This may work in the short term, but eventually you may need to make more formal arrangements in order to avoid any conflicts.

Is your client struggling to deal with the divorce?

There's no way around it: divorce is an emotionally charged process for the spouses, especially if children are involved. This often means that family law attorneys have to be part-legal counsel and part-therapist, and helping your clients manage their emotions isn't always easy. Some clients are better than others at overcoming their emotions in order to get through the relevant legal issues.

Explaining debt and what happens with it following divorce

Have you ever wondered what happens to your debt if you were to get divorced in California? The simple answer is that it doesn't just disappear. You will still be responsible for some of your debt. You just need to figure out what portion of that debt you will actually have to repay if you get divorced.

Avoiding costly mistakes during your divorce

Soon after announcing that you and your spouse were planning to divorce, you probably discovered that everyone was suddenly an expert - or at least had an opinion - on the subject. You may have more unsolicited advice, perhaps even contradictory advice, than you will even need. While many of those newfound counselors may have good intentions, in the end they may leave you confused at best or making regretful decisions at worst.

Control your future through divorce mediation

When you and your spouse decided to divorce, you may have envisioned sitting across from each other in a courtroom allowing a judge to determine your fate. That vision likely increased your trepidation and reluctance to move forward. Fortunately, more California couples like you are turning away from that option and using divorce mediation.

What if your child doesn't want to visit you?

Visitation days with dad were fun for your child when he or she was a toddler, but as your child began to grow older -- did visitation days become a chore -- and did your child stop enjoying them? Dads have to be strong and understand not to take it personally when their children don't want to spend time with them. It's only natural for a child to want to spend time with their friends more than their parents as they grow older.

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.