What to Look For in a Divorce Lawyer

What to Look For in a Carlsbad Divorce Lawyer

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Most people simply don’t know what to look for in a Carlsbad divorce lawyer.  In fact, the vast majority of divorce cases in North County and throughout California are initially filed without an attorney.  Why do you need a lawyer for your divorce and what should you look for in a divorce attorney? The reason you need a divorce lawyer …

Temporary Restraining Orders in a Carlsbad Divorce

What Are Temporary Restraining Orders in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

“I’ve just been served divorce papers in Carlsbad and there are restraining orders on the back of the summons.  What are temporary restraining orders in a Carlsbad divorce and what do they really mean?” The shock of being served divorce papers is disruptive for most people, even when they are expected.  However, many are surprised by the Automatic Temporary Restraining …

Quasi-Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is Quasi-Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is quasi-community property in a Carlsbad divorce?  How are the debts and assets of a married couple divided in a California divorce? There are three general types of property in a North County divorce case: Community Property Quasi-Community Property Separate Property If an asset or property was purchased during the course of the marriage is located physically within the …

Duration of 10 Years So Important for Spousal Support

Why is a Duration of 10 Years So Important for Spousal Support in Carlsbad Divorce Cases?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Why is a duration of 10 years so important for spousal support in a Carlsbad or North County divorce, especially as it relates to spousal support?  Under California family law, a marriage that lasts more than ten years is called a “long duration marriage.”  The guidelines for spousal support change significantly at the 10 year mark. When the marriage has …

Keep More Money in a Divorce

How Can Burke & Domercq Help You Keep More Money in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How can Burke & Domercq help you keep more money in a divorce?  Can having the representation of our Certified Family Law Specialists actually save you money during a divorce? Most Californians attempt to begin the divorce process on their own in an attempt to manage a cost-effective divorce.  The Superior Court notes that more than 80% of cases filed …

Each Party Has Legal Obligations in a North County Divorce

Each Party Has Legal Obligations in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Each party has legal obligations in a North County divorce and it is important to understand these “duties” to one another.  Prior to and during the divorce both spouses share a “fiduciary” duty to one another.  The legal term “fiduciary” means having the power, authority and obligation to act in another’s best interests requiring honesty and good faith.  Therefore, spouses …

Leaving the Area or the State of California with a Child

Leaving the Area or the State of California with a Child After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you considering leaving the area or the State of California with a child after your divorce?  If you intend to take children out of California or out of the United States after a divorce it is extremely important that you speak with the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq or receive authorization from the Court prior to …

former spouse from taking money

How Do I Keep My Former Spouse from Taking Money Out of our Accounts

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “How do I keep my former spouse from taking money out of our accounts during the divorce?” One of the concerns shared by many people contemplating a divorce is the fear that their former spouse may attempt to take money out of joint accounts, or run up credit cards prior to a divorce. The fastest and …