Role of the Hague Convention in International Child Abductions - CA

The Role of the Hague Convention in International Child Abductions

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What is the role of the Hague Convention in international child abductions?  What happens when a co-parent takes the child(ren) out of the country without the permission of the Court? California parents who are concerned about an international abduction of their child during or after a divorce might wonder how the government will help them in such a situation. Taking …

Commingled Assets and Debts in a San Diego Divorce - Property Division

Commingled Assets and Debts in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

How will the Court handle commingled assets and debts in a San Diego divorce.  Generally speaking, there are principally two types of community property in a San Diego divorce – “community property” and “separate property.” Basically, community property will encompass any assets and debts which are obtained by the parties jointly or separately from the date of the marriage to …

Parenting Time Preferences in a San Diego Divorce - Mom or Dad?

Parenting Time Preferences in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are there parenting time preferences in a San Diego divorce case involving child custody?  Does the Court favor either the father or the mother?  Historically, many people believed the mother had an advantage when it came to decisions regarding child custody and parenting time orders.  This is no longer the case and while the Judge has a variety of factors …

Can Child Support Payments Change After a Divorce in San Diego

Can Child Support Payments Change After a Divorce in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can child support payments change after a divorce in San Diego?  The only constant in life is “change” and there are absolutely reasons for a Court to consider post-decree modifications to child support orders. Before discussing the process to seek a change it is important to establish the fact that child support is an actual court order and the failure …

What Happens to Retirement Plans in a Divorce in a San Diego

What Happens to Retirement Plans in a Divorce in a San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Retirement Asset Division

What happens to retirement plans in a divorce in San Diego?  What happens to Social Security benefits in your divorce? There are many different types of retirement plan vehicles including defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) as well as public employee retirement systems such as CALPers and CalSTRS.  Defined contribution plans are a specific account with …