Can Child Support Be Based on More than Present Income

Can Child Support Be Based on More than Present Income?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can child support be based on more than present income in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  California family law establishes clear guidelines for the calculation of child support.  However, it is interesting to note that child support is not simply based upon present earnings for either spouse.  The Court is to look at each spouse’s ability to pay and …

College Education or Professional License be an Asset with Value

Can a College Education or Professional License be an Asset with Value in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Can a college education or professional license be an asset with value in a divorce?  California has extensive case law regarding the value of an education or professional license that was obtained during the course of the marriage.  California recognizes the sacrifice that both parties must make in order to complete an education or to obtain a professional license, especially …

What Should You Do if Your Child is Taken By a Parent to a Foreign Country

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What should you do if your child is taken by a parent to a foreign country?  What happens if one parent violates child custody orders and takes a child or your children across the border?  How do you get your children back and what action should you take? Most international child custody cases involving a California Family Law Court and …

How is Child Custody Decided in Carlsbad Divorce

How is Child Custody Decided in Carlsbad Divorce Cases

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

How is child custody decided in Carlsbad divorce cases?  How do North County family law Courts approach the issues of child custody and parenting time?  While we cannot speak for the courts, we can provide insight based upon decades of appearances before those courts in thousands of child custody cases. Many of these issues are determined by the divorcing spouses …

You Are Financially Accountable to Your Ex Until the Divorce is Final

You Are Financially Accountable to Your Ex Until the Divorce is Final

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Did you know you are financially accountable to your ex until the divorce is final?  What is a fiduciary duty and how does it govern the behavior of former spouses during a divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in North County? It is important to understand all aspects of a divorce in North County, especially when it comes to money.  There …

What Happens to Carlsbad Business Owners in a Divorce

What Happens to Carlsbad Business Owners in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens to Carlsbad business owners in a divorce?  How is the ownership of a business handled in a North County San Diego divorce?  What happens to the business itself?  Can the company continue to operate during and after the divorce? Solo business owners worry about how their company will be handled in a divorce.  You’ve invested your money, time, …

How is Child Support Calculated in Carlsbad and North County

How is Child Support Calculated in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How is child support calculated in Carlsbad and North County San Diego?  California family law provides very specific guidelines and a complex formula for the calculation of child support.   North County and Carlsbad divorce cases require these calculations to be completed to the letter of the law. From that point forward, deviations can be negotiated based on numerous factors including …