Three Continuing Impacts of COVID-19 on Family Law in Carlsbad

Three Continuing Impacts of COVID-19 on Family Law in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Family Law

There are three primary continuing impacts of COVID-19 on Family Law in Carlsbad: child custody and parenting time, the decision to divorce as well as issues of support. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges of COVID-19 has been the impact on existing child custody and parenting time agreements and orders.  The demands of closed schools, remote learning or partial schedules …

Things to Consider in a High Asset Divorce in Carlsbad - Family Law

Things to Consider in a High Asset Divorce in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are some of the things to consider in a high asset divorce in Carlsbad?  Divorce is often quite legally and financially complex.  This is especially true when a divorce involves substantial assets such as investments, collections, real property and/or a business or professional practice.  What should you consider as you approach a divorce in these cases? The first issue …

What is a QDRO in a Carlsbad Divorce - Dividing Retirement Assets

What is a QDRO?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is a QDRO in context of a Carlsbad divorce?  How are retirement plans and accounts managed in a San Diego divorce? A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a legal order which tells the administrator of a retirement vehicle to divide the plan or account, as well as how to do so.  Retirement plans such as a 401(k), pension, …

Be Cautious When Texting During a Carlsbad Divorce – Family Law Attorney

Be Cautious When Texting During a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why should you be cautious when texting during a Carlsbad divorce?  What other communications related policies should you think about if you are considering or in the process of a divorce? The reasons to be cautious when texting during a Carlsbad divorce are context, escalation and evidence. It is generally accepted that most aspects of communication are non-verbal.  It’s not …

Business Valuation of Goodwill and a Book of Business - Divorce

Business Valuation of Goodwill and a Book of Business

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How will the Family Court look at the business valuation of Goodwill and a Book of Business in a San Diego divorce?  What is Goodwill and what is considered to be a Book of Business?  Should the value of Goodwill and/or Book of Business be considered as part of business valuation in a San Diego divorce? The business valuation of …

How to Analyze Assets and Debts in Your Carlsbad Divorce - Division

How to Analyze Assets and Debts in Your Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Have you been wondering how to analyze assets and debts in your Carlsbad divorce?  What is “community property” and what is “separate property?” Generally speaking, community property is classified as any asset or debt acquired by either or both parties from the date of the marriage to the date of separation.  Separate property is any asset or debt acquired by …

What to Expect from Mediation in Your Divorce - Carlsbad Divorce Lawyer

What to Expect from Mediation in Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Mediation

Are you wondering if you should consider mediation and searching for information about what to expect from mediation in your divorce?  How can mediation help on complex issues from child custody and parenting time to support or the division of a business interest? Divorce is one of the most emotional, stressful and often costly processes a person can face.  One …

How Does the Marital Standard of Living Affect a Carlsbad Divorce

How Does the Marital Standard of Living Affect a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How does the marital standard of living affect a Carlsbad divorce?  The Family Court in a divorce case will consider the “status quo” prior to the end of the marriage.  The status quo includes the lifestyle the couple had enjoyed prior to filing for divorce. Once the divorce is completed, the income and assets which once supported a single household …