Protecting Your Right to Co-Parent in a Carlsbad Divorce

Are You Concerned About Protecting Your Right to Co-Parent in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you concerned about protecting your right to co-parent in a Carlsbad divorce?  Generally speaking our Family Courts believe it is better for the child to spend equal amounts of quality time with each parent during and after a divorce.  However, there are actions and lack of action you can display which can actually harm your child custody and parenting …

Impact of Personality Disorders and Toxic Relationships on Divorce

The Impact of Personality Disorders and Toxic Relationships on a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the impact of personality disorders and toxic relationships on a North County divorce?  Marriages which end due to personality disorders, controlling or abusive relationships or addictions often lead to a time consuming, expensive and litigious divorce.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq can help you to manage …

Will a Judge in a San Diego Divorce Ever Consider Separating the Kids?

Will a Judge in a San Diego Divorce Ever Consider Separating the Kids?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Will a Judge in a San Diego divorce ever consider separating the kids instead of keeping them together as they change households?  What happens in the case of a blended family with kids that are “yours, mine and ours?” Child custody and parenting time decisions can be some of the most complex and contentious issues you will face in a …

What is Mediation in a Carlsbad Divorce and How Does it Work

What is Mediation in a Carlsbad Divorce and How Does it Work?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

What is mediation in a Carlsbad divorce and how does it work?  Mediation is a structured process for resolving areas of disagreement in a safe, productive and private environment. The parties review options and agree upon a mediator for their case.  The mediator should have extensive experience in California family law and the local rules our Family Courts.  The mediator …

Family Business in our San Diego Divorce

What Will Happen to the Family Business in our San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

We are often asked “what will happen to the family business in our San Diego divorce?”  Owning a small business or an interest in the family business will be handled as part of the community property division process.  The valuation and division of the community property interest in the business is legally and financially quite complex. The business owner or …

Spouse Earned Income During Your Marriage Which is Still Unpaid

What Happens if Your Spouse Earned Income During Your Marriage Which is Still Unpaid?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

What happens if your spouse earned income during your marriage which is still unpaid such as commissions, bonuses, deferred compensation or Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)?  How are these assets valued and accounted for during a Carlsbad or North County divorce? Are you married to a high wage earner or licensed professional?  Is your former spouse an artist, in a creative …

Seeking Paternity Orders to Protect Your Child Custody Rights

“The Unmarried Mother of Our baby Can Leave Town and I have No Legal Say in the Matter?”

Pierre Domercq Paternity

We are often asked something to the effect of “The unmarried mother of our baby can leave town and I have no legal say in the matter?”  It may surprise many San Diego residents to learn that more than half of the children born in the United States today come into a family with unmarried parents. The norms have changed, and …