How are Social Security benefits divided in a North County divorce

How are Social Security Benefits divided in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are Social Security benefits divided in a North County divorce?  If you or your spouse receive Social Security will a divorce affect your payments? The number of divorces in those above the age of 52 has substantially increased over the past few decades. Here in California most are committed to enjoying the outdoors lifestyle and are committed to remaining …

Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

How is Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Are you concerned about your ability to support yourself financially after a divorce? How is spousal support established in a North County divorce? If you are going to receive support from your former spouse, how long will it last?  Will you have to find employment and become self-sustaining?  These are often among the first concerns our clients share when meeting …

Considered to be Domestic Violence

What is Considered to be Domestic Violence in North County?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What is considered to be domestic violence in North County and what impact can domestic violence have upon a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or Vista? Legally, domestic violence is considered to include intentional or reckless physical, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse as well as threats of abuse when both parties have been involved in an “intimate” relationship.  This includes living …

separate property in a North County Divorce

What is Separate Property in a North County Divorce Case?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is separate property in a North County divorce case?  California is a “community property” state.  This simply means all debts and assets acquired by either or both of the parties during the term of the marriage (with a few exceptions) are considered to be community property and must be divided equally between the parties. There are three basic types …

Retirement Accounts in a Divorce Require Special Documents

Retirement Accounts in a Divorce Require Special Documents

Pierre Domercq Retirement Asset Division

Did you know retirement accounts in a divorce require special documents known as Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or QDROs?  Can a DIY divorce truly manage the QDRO process? According to the State of California more than 80% of couples begin the divorce process on their own.  Here in North County our own Family Law Court reports less than half are …

grandparent visitation rights under California law

Grandparent Visitation Rights Under California Law

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are the grandparent visitation rights under California law?  What happens after a bitter divorce or a family argument.  A recent case brings insight into a common question regarding California family law: Can grandparents seek court ordered visitation time with their grandchildren after a Carlsbad or North County divorce? California family law is written to honor the right to exercise …

Will I Get Spousal Support

Will I Get Spousal Support in my Carlsbad or North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “Will I Get Spousal Support in my (Carlsbad or North County) Divorce?  Spousal support is intended to balance the financial strength of each party at the outset of a divorce (temporary spousal support) and once final orders have been issued.  Unlike child support where there is a specific guideline calculator provided under state law, spousal support …

Consider When Working on a Parenting Plan

What Should You Consider When Working on a Parenting Plan

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What should you consider when working on a parenting plan in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  How complex, specific and rigid should an effective parenting plan (visitation schedule) be?  One of the most challenging aspects of many divorces is the resolution of child custody and parenting time.  An effective parenting plan should carefully consider the existing rhythms of your …