Child support and garnishing wages

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Some California workers may be facing wage garnishment, and this can be stressful for employees and costly for employers. Most people with wage garnishments are men, and the majority of garnishments are for unpaid child support. These were among the conclusions of a study conducted by the ADP Research Institute that examined anonymous pay data for 12 million workers in …

Why is the Divorce Rate in Oceanside So High?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

According to recent US Census Bureau data, the average rate of divorce in Oceanside for women is 13.2% compared to the average for the State of California which is 11%, while men in Oceanside averaged divorce in 9% of the surveys findings compared to 8% for men throughout the State of California. Many experts point to Oceanside’s proximity to a …

What is the Difference Between an Annulment and a Divorce in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the difference between an annulment and a divorce in Carlsbad? A divorce is the legal process to terminate a marriage. California is a “no fault” divorce state which assumes every divorce is due to irreconcilable differences. You do not have to have a specific reason such as adultery or abuse to file for a divorce. If one party …

Spousal support and taxes

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California residents who pay alimony can deduct that support on their taxes, but several conditions must be in place first. The alimony must be named in the divorce or separation agreement, and it must be separate from child support. If the amount that is child support is not specified in the agreement, it can be identified as the amount that …

What is the Gavron Warning and Does it Apply in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What is the “Gavron Warning” and does it apply to a divorce in Carlsbad and North County San Diego? The Gavron Warning is part of a spousal support order. The Gavron warning provides notice to a person receiving spousal support the Court expects them to become self-supporting instead of relying upon continuance of the spousal support orders. The recipient must …

Tax court rules on alimony deduction

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Most of the time, if a person in California is paying alimony, that alimony is tax-deductible. According to a decision by the U.S. Tax Court, however, the amount that is deducted must be explicitly mentioned in the divorce or separation agreement. The tax court came to this decision after the IRS challenged a man’s alimony deductions. The man, who divorced …

Study finds politics a growing source of relationship problems

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California couples who find they have been arguing more over politics since the 2016 presidential election are not alone. According to a survey by Wakefield Research 24 percent of people in a relationship said they were arguing more than ever about politics since the election. The study was conducted in April with 1,000 participants. Millennial couples reported a high rate …

Domestic violence victims dropping cases due to ICE raids

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

California residents may be interested to learn that four women who accused their spouses of domestic abuse have dropped their cases as they fear they could be detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they show up to court. According to reports, ICE agents have been using this tactic to apprehend undocumented immigrants. One case that was highlighted was …