Facing a Divorce in the New Year

Facing a Divorce in the New Year

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Facing a divorce in the new year on a day like today is a heavy burden for anyone.  This is supposed to be a day of celebration and partying as we welcome the new year, but you’re obviously not feeling it.  We want you to know we understand why you feel the way you do.  However, there may be a …

Are Millennials Lowering the National Divorce Rate

Are Millennials Lowering the National Divorce Rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are Millennials lowering the national divorce rate?  A new study out of the University of Maryland has determined that the national divorce rate dropped by 18% from 2008 to 2016.  Have the values with which Millennials approach a marriage fundamentally changed the success rates of today’s marriages? The study noted women in new marriages today are much more likely to …

How will a new law affect pets in a divorce

How Will a New Law Affect Pets in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How will a new law affect pets in a divorce here in North County San Diego?  Pets are obviously beloved members of the family.  What is to become of the family dog, cat, bird, snakes or ferret after the divorce? Until recently, pets in California were unfortunately considered more like community property.  Under a new bill signed into law by …

Protect Your Business During Your Divorce

Protect Your Business During Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What are the best strategies to protect your business during your divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County San Diego?  Will your company be a part of the community property settlement or will it be classified as “separate” property?  These are crucial questions for any business or professional practice owner who is considering a divorce.  Generally speaking, if you …

Sharing Parenting Time Over the Holidays

Sharing Parenting Time Over the Holidays

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Sharing parenting time over the holidays while balancing the separate needs of multiple families is quite challenging.  As a parent, you want to be there for every magical moment of the season and time away from your kids around the holidays may seem even heavier than usual. In addition, there may be challenges associated with previous traditions like picking out …

How Does the Length of the Marriage Affect Spousal Support

How Does the Length of the Marriage Affect Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How does the length of the marriage affect spousal support?  How long do you have to be married in California to qualify for spousal support and how is the amount of spousal support determined?  We are often asked these questions regarding spousal support in a divorce case.  In some cases the person asking the question has only been married for …

Concerned about a Gavron Warning in Your Divorce

Should You Be Concerned about a Gavron Warning in Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Should you be concerned about a Gavron Warning in your divorce as it pertains to spousal support?  What is the Gavron Warning, and why is this an important issue in many North County divorce cases?  Under California law the Court may want a recipient of spousal support to become self-sufficient over a period of time and to make reasonable efforts …

Evolution of Parenting Plans in California

Evolution of Parenting Plans in California

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the evolution of parenting plans in California and how will child custody and parenting plan issues affect your divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas or North County?  Originally, parenting plans usually established one parent with primary custody authority, while the other parent received specific visitation rights.  Over the past several years many states are evolving their laws and …