Managing Child Custody Issues After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are some of the keys to managing child custody issues after a divorce decree is issued in your case?  It is important to note from the outset the guiding principle in California child custody cases is “the best interests of the child.” During the process of or after completing a divorce parents may have disagreements about what is in …

Spousal Support in a Carlsbad Divorce

Spousal Support in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What will determine spousal support in a Carlsbad divorce?  Divorce often creates inequitable financial challenges for the parties. This is especially true when one of the parties earns more than the other.  California family law provides spousal support as a way to equalize the opportunity for each party to have the opportunity to financially manage life post-divorce. Eligibility for and …

Parenting Time in Carlsbad and North County Child Custody Cases

Parenting Time in Carlsbad and North County Child Custody Cases

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What constitutes parenting time in Carlsbad and North County child custody cases?  How is parenting time established as part of your divorce case?  The most important thing to know is this: The central legal focus and principle in these cases is “the best interests of the child(ren).”  Always remember this guiding principle as this will be the primary basis upon …

What to Expect at Your Initial Divorce Consultation

What to Expect at Your Initial Divorce Consultation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you wondering what to expect at your initial divorce consultation at Burke & Domercq?  Are you wondering what information and documentation to bring to your initial consult and what information you should be organizing in preparation for your divorce? Prior to scheduling the appointment, our experienced staff will run a conflict check to make certain the firm is able …

What Creates a Conflict of Interest for a Divorce Attorney

What Creates a Conflict of Interest for a Divorce Attorney?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you wondering what creates a conflict of interest for a divorce attorney?  When you contact Burke & Domercq to schedule your initial divorce consultation we will first need to make sure our firm doesn’t have any conflict of interest in your case.  What types of issues could create a conflict of interest for our attorneys or firm in a …

Your Income Changes While Spousal Support Orders are In Effect

What Happens When Your Income Changes While Spousal Support Orders are In Effect

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What happens when your income changes while spousal support orders are in effect? If the payor receives a substantial increase in pay is the payee entitled to an increase in spousal support? What happens when the payor’s income is reduced? Likewise what happens when the recipient lands a new job with a significant pay increase or cohabitates with a new …

Valuation of a Business or Professional Practice in a Divorce

The Valuation of a Business or Professional Practice in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

The valuation of a business or professional practice in a divorce in North County or Carlsbad is not simply the fair market value of the business, or the price a “willing” seller would pay a “willing” buyer.  It is a complex calculation involving several factors including the fixed and real assets of the business, as well as income and Goodwill. …

a few advantages of mediation

What are a Few Advantages of Mediation?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

What are a few advantages of mediation for those working through a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside or Encinitas?  Mediation offers several advantages over litigation when seeking to resolve differences during the course of a divorce. The primary benefits of mediation include: You and Your Attorney Have Influence and Control During the Process It’s Confidential and will Not Become Part of …