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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Many factors can complicate a divorce, and owning a business together can lead to difficult property division. A busines...
04/29/2024

Many factors can complicate a divorce, and owning a business together can lead to difficult property division. A business is community property under California law, and you’ll have to continue to work with your spouse in the business’s best interest. Or you can seek to leave the business for a fair deal, and an attorney can help assess fair value. Dorie A. Rogers explains more about how to handle the business after divorce. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-business-owner-divorce-lawyer/

When two parties cannot agree on terms and enter into a contested divorce arrangement, they need skilled representation....
04/25/2024

When two parties cannot agree on terms and enter into a contested divorce arrangement, they need skilled representation. Dorie A. Rogers explains more about your choices. You should begin with mediation and negotiation attempts, but these don’t always work. You may have to take your case to a judge and have them rule on the issue. An experienced family attorney can help advocate for you and reach an agreement. Learn more here. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-contested-divorce-lawyer/

Family law covers numerous topics, from divorce proceedings to child custody mediation. Having an attorney on your side ...
04/24/2024

Family law covers numerous topics, from divorce proceedings to child custody mediation. Having an attorney on your side gives you a better chance of securing a better deal during mediation or trial. The right representation can be the difference between an acceptable divorce settlement and one that tramples on your rights, and Dorie A. Rogers can help. Learn more here. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-family-law-lawyer/

Family law encompasses a few different areas, including divorce, child support, and alimony. In any of these cases, you ...
04/22/2024

Family law encompasses a few different areas, including divorce, child support, and alimony. In any of these cases, you need to know that you have options. You probably have a lot of questions, and a skilled attorney can answer these questions and give you the support you deserve during a difficult time. You deserve solutions to whatever situation that you’re struggling with. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC can answer your questions and support you through this difficult time. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-family-law-lawyer/

Family law comprises some of the most emotionally distressing situations. Divorce, in particular, can be completely eart...
04/18/2024

Family law comprises some of the most emotionally distressing situations. Divorce, in particular, can be completely earth-shattering. It leaves its mark on a person’s life, and some people can be completely changed by their divorce. Whether you have a complex divorce, a contested divorce, or a high net worth divorce, you deserve the care and concern of a skilled and compassionate attorney. Learn more about your divorce options and contact us today. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-divorce-attorney/

If you’ve already been through a divorce, you know that there’s now a divorce order in place that is meant to be followe...
04/18/2024

If you’ve already been through a divorce, you know that there’s now a divorce order in place that is meant to be followed. However, some parties choose to violate divorce orders. Whether they’ve violated the order on purpose or by accident, it may still put extra unnecessary pressure on you. You don’t have to just deal with their actions. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC can help you understand your options when your ex violates an order. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/divorce-order/

One of the most difficult things a person can face is divorce. It is both stressful and difficult, and it leaves a perso...
04/17/2024

One of the most difficult things a person can face is divorce. It is both stressful and difficult, and it leaves a person changed. Even in the case of the most amicable divorce, it’s still an incredibly hard situation. It may make it easier to know that each divorce has five stages and that every person experiences every stage in some capacity. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC discusses the five stages of every divorce. Learn more here. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/stages-of-divorce/

Child custody often ends up as the most difficult aspect of a divorce agreement, as both parents typically want to be in...
04/16/2024

Child custody often ends up as the most difficult aspect of a divorce agreement, as both parents typically want to be in the child’s life. Judges will attempt to place the child in a situation that benefits the child’s well-being. Having an experienced family law attorney advocate for you in court could be the difference between an equal share of custody and barely remaining in your child’s life. Dorie A. Rogers has more about how a lawyer can help. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-child-custody-attorney/

Domestic partnerships and marriage are two different things in the eyes of the law. With the legalization of same-sex ma...
04/15/2024

Domestic partnerships and marriage are two different things in the eyes of the law. With the legalization of same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships, it can be even more difficult to understand the differences between these two things. There are more options than ever before for people to recognize their relationship in the ways that suit them best. Learn more about the differences and get in touch with us with any questions. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/domestic-partnership-vs-marriage-in-california/

Divorce is tough, no matter the circumstances. When a separation is particularly difficult and contentious, it’s even mo...
04/11/2024

Divorce is tough, no matter the circumstances. When a separation is particularly difficult and contentious, it’s even more trying. Some people resort to sneaky tactics during divorce proceedings. Usually, they do things that will make the divorce more difficult and costly for the other party. They might even try things so that they can save more money for themselves. Learn more here and contact the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/sneaky-divorce-tactics-california/

Just like each couple’s relationship is unique, so too is every divorce. Understanding the divorce process can be diffic...
04/10/2024

Just like each couple’s relationship is unique, so too is every divorce. Understanding the divorce process can be difficult. While each divorce typically follows a common timeline, the circumstances surrounding the divorce may be quite different. However, each divorce must follow some basic steps, and before you can even go to court, there are a few things that need to happen first. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC can walk you through the process, step by step. Learn more. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/california-divorce-process/

When a couple shares children, a divorce or separation becomes significantly more complicated. You want to know that you...
04/08/2024

When a couple shares children, a divorce or separation becomes significantly more complicated. You want to know that you’ll still be able to spend as much time as you want with your children. Creating a parenting plan can be difficult for some families to sort out alone. Figuring out how much time you get to spend with your children and when this will happen can become difficult. Let the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC help you understand visitation rights in California in 2023. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/california-child-visitation-rights/

If you’re the wife and have filed for divorce, you may have a lot of questions about alimony, which can help lessen fina...
04/04/2024

If you’re the wife and have filed for divorce, you may have a lot of questions about alimony, which can help lessen financial strain during what is undoubtedly a difficult time. While either spouse may ask for spousal support in the event of a divorce, there are some circumstances in which a judge will deny spousal support. It’s important that you know you’ll have a favorable outcome during a divorce. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC can help. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/if-wife-filed-for-divorce-can-she-get-alimony-in-california/

Divorce shouldn’t be taken lightly. It can be an incredibly expensive situation with all the different aspects involved....
04/03/2024

Divorce shouldn’t be taken lightly. It can be an incredibly expensive situation with all the different aspects involved. Meeting with a lawyer, various court dates, and potentially requiring a relocation can all start to add up quickly. While many people try to reach an agreement quickly, not every situation is that simple. You want to make sure that you’re getting a favorable outcome. Here’s what you need to know about the expense of divorce. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/california-divorce-lawyer-cost/

When you get married, you’re probably not thinking about the potential for divorce. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality ...
04/01/2024

When you get married, you’re probably not thinking about the potential for divorce. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality for many people who get married. The divorce rate isn’t as high as it was 20 years ago, but a significant amount of marriages still end in divorce today. Sometimes understanding why something happens can help us avoid an outcome. There are several reasons couples might get divorced in California. Learn more. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/reasons-for-divorce-in-california/

When a couple gets divorced and shares children, the situation can be incredibly difficult for their kids. Child support...
03/28/2024

When a couple gets divorced and shares children, the situation can be incredibly difficult for their kids. Child support payments help to make this transition easier for children, and regardless if you’re making payments or receiving them, you want to know how much to expect. The amount of the payment can vary depending on many different factors. Learn more about the average child support payments in California and contact the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/average-child-support-payment-in-california/

In contentious custody battles, sometimes the court will order a child custody evaluation, otherwise known as a "730 chi...
03/27/2024

In contentious custody battles, sometimes the court will order a child custody evaluation, otherwise known as a "730 child custody evaluation." These evaluations may be ordered for any of several reasons, including involvement of drugs and alcohol, questionable parenting practices, domestic violence, and more. Learn more about a 730 child custody evaluation from Dorie A. Rogers, APC, who explains what this can mean for a child custody case. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-730-child-custody-evaluation/

Due to the level of manipulation involved, parental alienation is hard to prove, but it's not impossible. Children are m...
03/25/2024

Due to the level of manipulation involved, parental alienation is hard to prove, but it's not impossible. Children are more likely to experience intense psychological and emotional pain when forced to choose sides amid divorce and custody proceedings. Sometimes, even restraining orders or other types of interventions by the court are necessary. Learn more about parental alienation within high-conflict child custody disputes in CA from Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-parental-alienation-lawyer/

A parenting agreement typically ends when a child turns 18 and is legally considered an adult, even if child support pay...
03/21/2024

A parenting agreement typically ends when a child turns 18 and is legally considered an adult, even if child support payments continue through high school graduation. There are a few other things that will terminate a visitation order, including the child getting married or enlisting in the military. The court may also terminate a parenting agreement. Learn more about child visitation rights and court-ordered parenting agreements from the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/california-child-visitation-rights/

Child custody is often discussed in divorce mediation as these matters are some of the most important to divorcing paren...
03/20/2024

Child custody is often discussed in divorce mediation as these matters are some of the most important to divorcing parents. Topics discussed may include living arrangements, transportation for school, and sharing visitation time on holidays. In other cases, it is necessary for the courts to determine the details of such arrangements on behalf of all involved parties. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, explains the easiest way to navigate a child custody case regardless of the situation. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-child-custody-attorney/

Divorces that involve couples who have more than one million dollars in marital assets are considered high-net-worth div...
03/18/2024

Divorces that involve couples who have more than one million dollars in marital assets are considered high-net-worth divorces. These cases often involve such assets as stock options, professional practices, real estate, art collections, antiques, sports cars, yachts, and other items of value. Sometimes, asset discovery is even necessary to determine hidden assets. Learn more about high-asset divorces from Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-high-net-worth-divorce-lawyer/

Domestic violence is one of the only crimes in California that does not have a two-year statute of limitations. Rather, ...
03/14/2024

Domestic violence is one of the only crimes in California that does not have a two-year statute of limitations. Rather, the statute of limitations is much longer, set at five years, due to the likelihood that victims may be reluctant to come forward until much later after the incident. There is also a broader category of what is considered domestic violence on the basis of coercive control. Learn more about domestic violence from the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/statute-of-limitations-domestic-violence-california/

CA family court grants independent rights to minors, and at a certain age, the choice of what parent will be the custodi...
03/13/2024

CA family court grants independent rights to minors, and at a certain age, the choice of what parent will be the custodial parent. When necessary, minor's counsel is appointed by the court to represent just the child in certain family law cases to ensure the child is fairly represented. Some cases that may require minor's counsel include instances of mental or medical health problems, drug use, or other family issues. Learn more from the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-minors-counsel-attorney/

Domestic partnerships are an alternative to marriage for legally officiating a relationship. The main differences betwee...
03/11/2024

Domestic partnerships are an alternative to marriage for legally officiating a relationship. The main differences between a marriage and a domestic partnership are the way they are recognized by law and the legal rights they offer. For example, marriage allows couples the advantage of filing joint taxes, while domestic partnerships avoid the marriage tax penalty. Learn more about the differences between these two unions from the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/domestic-partnership-vs-marriage-in-california/

If you’re entering a high-asset marriage, you may be thinking of asking your fiance to sign a prenup agreement, but you ...
03/07/2024

If you’re entering a high-asset marriage, you may be thinking of asking your fiance to sign a prenup agreement, but you may be apprehensive about bringing it up. The truth is that if you approach a prenup in the right way, your soon-to-be spouse will appreciate the effort and thought that goes into preparing a prenup together. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, discusses tips for drafting a prenup and the importance of having a bulletproof prenuptial agreement. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/how-to-bulletproof-a-prenup-agreement/

When circumstances of divorce change, you can request alterations to certain court orders. For instance, when one parent...
03/06/2024

When circumstances of divorce change, you can request alterations to certain court orders. For instance, when one parent's income changes, they may seek to modify a child support order. Or an ex-spouse may request a modification to a spousal support order if they incur a medical condition that affects their earning potential and ability to afford the payment amount. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, explains the process of modifying court orders in CA. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-post-judgment-modification-attorney/

CA law says when spouses divorce, they are entitled to equitable division of all marital property, also called community...
03/04/2024

CA law says when spouses divorce, they are entitled to equitable division of all marital property, also called community property. This includes 401k accounts and pensions. There are three other types of property categories that assets will fall into amid property division proceedings in a divorce. These are quasi-community, commingled, and separate property. Each category is handled differently in property division. Learn more from the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/orange-county-property-division-lawyer/

Child support payments are calculated by CA family courts based on various factors of each unique situation. They primar...
02/29/2024

Child support payments are calculated by CA family courts based on various factors of each unique situation. They primarily consider both parents' income, parenting time, and expenses. The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, explains the formula family court uses to determine child support and discusses how much the average child support payment is. Learn more about child support in California here. https://www.drfamilylaw.com/average-child-support-payment-in-california/

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