Domestic violence against women related to mass shootings

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

The California legal system is, unfortunately, no stranger to domestic violence. This issue is disturbingly common in America, and recent study appears to indicate that this crime can grow into large societal problems. For example, mass shootings have become a depressingly regular occurrence. Statistical analysis reveals that many of the mass shootings that have been dominating today’s headlines have their …

Huge divorce settlement overturned

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Some California couples may have been following the divorce proceedings of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and his ex-wife Elena. After Elena filed for divorce in 2008, a court in Geneva ordered Rybolovlev to pay Elena $4.5 billion as part of the settlement in 2014. According to Elena’s lawyer, the amount was a record-breaking divorce award at the time. Rybolovlev accumulated …

California man submits initiative to end alimony

Pierre Domercq Divorce

An Orange County man is attempting to put an end to alimony. Currently, signatures are being gathered for the initiative that is intended to stop alimony (also known as spousal support). Secretary of State Alex Padilla granted permission to supporters of the initiative to begin the process of gathering signatures. This group will need to gather 365,880 signatures from registered …

A look at tax liability changes for single parents after divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California residents may be interested in some information about life after divorce. For newly-single parents, there can be some unexpected changes with regard to taxes. After a parent goes through the divorce process, they may be facing many issues in their new life as a single parent. One often-overlooked aspect of single parenthood, however, is how it affects a person’s …

Former team owner comes out ahead in divorce fee fight

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California sports fans may be familiar with the former owner of the L.A. Dodgers, Frank McCourt. Like many Americans, McCourt divorced later in life after being married to his wife, Jamie McCourt, for almost three decades. Unlike many Americans, however, the couple’s divorce settlement contained a clause designed to help deter both members of the couple from pursuing further litigation …

Soccer fans beware: link found between sports and domestic abuse

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Whether you’re cheering or jeering, there is always something happening at a sporting event that causes emotions to run high. But while for a large number of people this usually means throwing popcorn at the television because their favorite team just lost an important game, for others it can lead to something far more serious: domestic violence. While you might …

Q & A for divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Q: my Husband operates a children’s music school business in Carlsbad and has been in the same location for 18 years. He provides music lessons to many of the neighborhood children. We are going through a divorce and he tells me the lease will expire in two years so he will no longer have the same location. He claims there …

Custody dispute calls into question children’s best interest

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

When it comes to child custody battles, judges often consider what is in the best interest of the child. This can be done through a variety of methods including evaluating each parent’s financial situation to considering input from family experts. In some situations, a judge may even consider what the child wants as well. But what happens when conflicts between …