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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.

High-asset divorces shouldn't be rushed

A high-asset divorce is something that will take time to work through. You can't try to rush the process even though you might be in a hurry to start your new life. This is something that you need to make sure that you work through in an appropriate manner to avoid the possibility of missing out on a critical point in the negotiations.

Can I file for divorce in California?

If you decide it is time to file for divorce, you have a number of logistical issues you must overcome before you can officially begin the process. One commonly problematic aspect of divorce is the venue where the divorce should (or can) take place.

What is a no-fault divorce?

Divorce can happen many ways, and each spouse has his or her own tipping point where the marriage goes from difficult or troubled to untenable. For some couples, divorce comes after years of the relationship slowly fading past recovery, while others implode almost instantaneously, and still others simply run their course. California is a "no-fault" divorce state, so deciding to divorce is a truly personal decision, which is a great freedom and power to carry.