Deviate from California's Child Support Calculations

Can You Agree to Deviate from California’s Child Support Calculations in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “can you agree to deviate from California’s child support calculations in a divorce in Carlsbad or North County?”  Here in California child support is to be based upon the multiple factors contained within the “Guideline Child Support Calculator.”  It may be possible for the couple to agree upon an amount which is different from guideline child …

Options to Resolve Spousal Support Disputes

Options to Resolve Spousal Support Disputes

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What are some of the available options to resolve spousal support disputes in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  Spousal support is not as clearly defined in California law as child support, and this can lead to contentious disputes between the parties. There is a spectrum of control, time and cost associated with these disputes.  The fastest and least expensive …

Relocation of Your Children Without Your Consent

Caught Off Guard by a Relocation of Your Children Without Your Consent?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Have you been caught off guard by a relocation of your children without your consent after a divorce in Carlsbad?  If so, you need to take immediate action to protect your custodial and parenting time rights and prevent the loss of “jurisdiction” by our local family law court. Move-away and relocation cases are all about “jurisdiction” or “venue.”  When your …

The Difference Between Physical Custody and Legal Child Custody

The Difference Between Physical Custody and Legal Child Custody

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What is the difference between physical custody and legal child custody and how are these different than parenting time in a Carlsbad divorce?  Most people understand parenting time is the schedule of visitation for each child after a divorce. Our courts believe it is in the best interest of a child to spend quality time with each parent and parenting …

Be Careful of Parental Alienation in Your Divorce

Be Careful of Parental Alienation in Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why should you be careful of parental alienation in your divorce?  Can the actions of either parent ultimately affect long term child custody and parenting time orders? For parents in California and across the country, divorce can be challenging in both a practical and emotional sense. The issues that arise as a parent begin with the basics of child support, …

Protecting Your Child's Education During a Divorce

Protecting Your Child’s Education During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you concerned about protecting your child’s education during a divorce?  Parents who are divorcing have many considerations to think about. While it might seem far off for some California parents, ensuring that the children’s college education isn’t impacted by the divorce has to be one of these. Around 40 percent of marriages end in divorce.  However, two-thirds of married …

What Happens to Your Business During a Divorce

What Happens to Your Business During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What happens to your business during a divorce in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or anywhere in North County San Diego? Generally speaking, the spouse who has the ownership interest in the business must buy out the community property interest of the non-ownership spouse.  When both spouses are working together sharing joint interest of the business there are three likely outcomes: 1. …

How Will Your 401(k) be Handled in a Divorce

How Will Your 401(k) be Handled in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How will your 401(k) be handled in a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County San Diego?  Retirement assets such as a 401(k) are considered in the same manner as “community property” and marital contributions are usually fairly or equally divided between the parties. If you entered the marriage with a balance in your 401(k) the “community property” value …