Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC

Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC Orange County Family Law Specialist Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Speciali We respect our clients' time and financial resources.

Family Law Specialty Firm Providing Comprehensive and Effective Family Law Guidance

No matter how complex or sophisticated your family law issues may be, we can provide comprehensive, effective legal guidance. Our Orange, California, law firm has the resources to investigate and develop strategies aimed at producing a positive resolution to your situation. Mission Statement

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rovides the highest quality of legal services and personal attention that is results oriented to achieve the specific goals of our clients. We represent clients aggressively, ethically and professionally. It is our goal for our clients' lives to become positively transformed. Our legal team is led by attorney Dorie A. Rogers, who has over 30 years of experience handling complex family law cases. We understand that you face many difficult decisions during your divorce. When a family-owned business or complex property division is involved, your situation may seem even more daunting. We can evaluate your situation and provide negotiation, litigation and trial strategies suited to your needs. Practice areas:
Family Law
Divorce
Child Custody
Child Support
Domstic Violence
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There is a common misconception that alimony, also known as spousal support, is intended as financial support for the wi...
12/07/2023

There is a common misconception that alimony, also known as spousal support, is intended as financial support for the wife in a divorce. In California, gender does not decide who gets alimony. Alimony can be awarded to a man or a woman, depending on the circumstances involved. Alimony is based on financial dependence, not gender. There are many factors used to determine alimony. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers can help. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/if-wife-filed-for-divorce-can-she-get-alimony-in-california/

If you or your spouse shuts down at the first sign of conflict, puts up an emotional wall, or walks out on the conversat...
12/06/2023

If you or your spouse shuts down at the first sign of conflict, puts up an emotional wall, or walks out on the conversation, it may be a sign your marriage is in trouble. Early warning signs that your marriage may be on the rocks can be exhibited in how you and your spouse interact amid conflict. Read more about signs of marital strife and divorce from The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/early-signs-of-marital-strife-and-divorce/

A void marriage is a marriage that is not recognized by the state of California, such as a green card marriage for the p...
12/04/2023

A void marriage is a marriage that is not recognized by the state of California, such as a green card marriage for the purpose of gaining US residency, the marriage of closely related spouses, or marriages that occur within the illegal realms of bigamy. Read more about void marriages and the consequences they carry, as well as voidable marriages, from The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/void-and-voidable-marriages-in-california/

Alimony is not mandatory in California. The family court uses many factors to determine if alimony, or spousal support, ...
11/30/2023

Alimony is not mandatory in California. The family court uses many factors to determine if alimony, or spousal support, is required, such as duration of the marriage, earning potential of the lower-income spouse, tax consequences, and the age and health of each spouse. Non-monetary contributions made to certain interests or assets during the marriage are also considered. Learn more from The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-spousal-support-lawyer/

If a child is 14 years old or older, CA family courts may consider them mature enough to testify to their preferred cust...
11/29/2023

If a child is 14 years old or older, CA family courts may consider them mature enough to testify to their preferred custody arrangement, and their preference will be heavily considered unless their choice is not in their interest. Ultimately, the judge presiding over the case has the final say in custody arrangements. Even agreed-upon parenting plans are subject to the judge’s decision. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, discusses child visitation rights in California for 2023. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/california-child-visitation-rights/

Seniors headed for divorce may want to wait until 65 to file for divorce to avoid court-ordered alimony payments. Once a...
11/27/2023

Seniors headed for divorce may want to wait until 65 to file for divorce to avoid court-ordered alimony payments. Once a divorcee reaches retirement age, they are no longer required to work and, thus, no longer required to pay spousal support payments, or alimony, to their former spouse. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, talks about how to avoid alimony in CA. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/how-to-avoid-paying-alimony-in-california/

Negotiating child custody in divorce mediation fosters a foundation of co-parenting when spouses work together to come t...
11/23/2023

Negotiating child custody in divorce mediation fosters a foundation of co-parenting when spouses work together to come to an agreement on child custody. It allows for a parenting plan that meets the needs of the children, first and foremost, but also the parents. The alternative is if mediation fails, the case will go to litigation where a judge determines custody arrangements, and parents will have to adapt to the court orders, explains The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-child-custody-attorney/

If you have adequate grounds to file a post-judgment appeal or modification motion, the California court retains jurisdi...
11/22/2023

If you have adequate grounds to file a post-judgment appeal or modification motion, the California court retains jurisdiction to modify or enforce its orders, but time is of the essence in filing these motions, such as a Motion for a New Trial, a Motion for Reconsideration, or a Motion to Vacate Judgment, among others. These cases must be strong in nature, and the appealing side must have a strong and confident case. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, explains post-judgment litigation. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-post-judgment-modification-attorney/

Some spouses resort to sneaky tactics amid their divorce cases, from hiding assets to making false accusations. They oft...
11/20/2023

Some spouses resort to sneaky tactics amid their divorce cases, from hiding assets to making false accusations. They often try to use anything against their spouse they can, even if it’s not true. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, warns about sneaky tactics to watch out for when you suspect your spouse is playing dirty tricks in California divorce court. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/sneaky-divorce-tactics-california/

High-conflict custody cases are typically fueled by one parent driving the conflict and are often complicated by mental ...
11/16/2023

High-conflict custody cases are typically fueled by one parent driving the conflict and are often complicated by mental illness, falsities, and spiteful tactics, such as parental alienation, illegal relocation of the child, and other illegal behaviors. The worst part, though, is that the children who get caught in the middle of these situations often experience psychological and emotional trauma, and parent-child relationships suffer, explains The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-high-conflict-child-custody-lawyer/

Because one of the most commonly cited reasons for divorce is finances, lower-income families have a higher divorce rate...
11/15/2023

Because one of the most commonly cited reasons for divorce is finances, lower-income families have a higher divorce rate. Other reasons couples divorce include lack of shared values, infidelity, marrying too young or for the wrong reasons, addiction, and abuse. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, explains other underlying causes of divorce and discloses the number one contributing factor to divorce. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/reasons-for-divorce-in-california/

California law allows for emergency court orders to address urgent matters of family law and divorce matters that cannot...
11/13/2023

California law allows for emergency court orders to address urgent matters of family law and divorce matters that cannot wait for court proceedings. Some examples include restraining orders, temporary child support orders, temporary child custody orders, and other legally binding edicts that are often necessary to protect families while they await more permanent judgments. Learn about CA emergency orders from The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-emergency-orders-lawyer/

Many people think that if you file for divorce in California, you can’t request alimony. This simply isn’t true. In fact...
11/09/2023

Many people think that if you file for divorce in California, you can’t request alimony. This simply isn’t true. In fact, it doesn’t matter who files for divorce; either party is entitled to request spousal support payments. It is becoming more common, even, for alimony payments to be granted to both men and women, and California further expresses fairness and neutrality among the sexes and in same-sex divorces, explains The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/if-wife-filed-for-divorce-can-she-get-alimony-in-california/

When you are getting divorced, whether you pay alimony or not is a big topic of consideration. While there is only so mu...
09/07/2023

When you are getting divorced, whether you pay alimony or not is a big topic of consideration. While there is only so much flexibility in the law regarding alimony in the state of California, it’s not impossible to minimize or avoid incurring alimony payments during the divorce process. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers is here to share how some people avoid it and what to do depending on which side of the equation you find yourself on. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/how-to-avoid-paying-alimony-in-california/

Much like other emotionally intense events in your life, there is a known emotional arc to the trauma of getting a divor...
09/06/2023

Much like other emotionally intense events in your life, there is a known emotional arc to the trauma of getting a divorce. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers and others have observed that there are five major stages that most people go through during the process of coming to terms with the grief of their divorce. Knowing what to expect as you journey through these trying times can help you to treat yourself with kindness as you move forward. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/stages-of-divorce/

While many people know the basics of divorce, there are some specifics of getting divorced in California that you may no...
09/04/2023

While many people know the basics of divorce, there are some specifics of getting divorced in California that you may not know. From residency requirements for which court you have to get divorced in to what you need before you can begin the process and what the process actually entails, there is a lot involved if you are considering a divorce. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers is here to explain.

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790 The City Drive S, Ste 120
Orange, CA
92868

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Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

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(714) 740-1160

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