Commingling separate property

Commingling Separate Property Complicates Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Commingling separate property with community property complicates many North County divorce cases.  Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas and Vista residents who are contemplating divorce may wonder what happens to gifts or inheritances which were given to one partner during the marriage. That depends on whether or not the gift was commingled with marital funds. In the absence of a prenuptial agreement that …

The Dangers of social media

The Dangers of social media

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are the dangers of social media before and during a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista or North County San Diego?  In this day and age, it is an everyday occurrence to update your status, share a photo, or keep tabs on your friends through social media.  Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are all tools which allow us to quickly …

Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce

How do I Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “How do I keep custody of a pet in a divorce?”  Divorcing husbands and wives in Carlsbad, Oceanside and the surrounding areas sometimes seek custody of their dogs or cats and other pets. Because Carlsbad and Oceanside are so close to the beach, warm sunny days encourage people to spend time outdoors with their pets. Typically, …

Filing taxes after a divorce

Filing Taxes after a Divorce can be Trickier than You Think

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Just about everyone knows that getting a divorce is a complicated undertaking. So too can filing taxes after a divorce in North County.  And while most people generally consider these two to be non sequiturs, some of our readers are quite familiar with the fact that these two coincide quite frequently and can compound frustrations. That’s because there are a …

Forged documents complicate the situation for a divorcing couple

Forged Documents Complicate the Situation for a Divorcing Couple

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Forged documents complicate the situation for a divorcing couple in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or Vista.  Imagine that you are a service member in one of the branches of the United States armed forces and are currently deployed.  On top of worrying about yourself, you’re also thinking about the divorce papers that were recently sent to you by your spouse. Although …

How do I Select a Divorce Lawyer in Carlsbad

How do I Select a Divorce Lawyer in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you searching for information on the question of “How do I select a divorce lawyer in Carlsbad or North County?”  Divorce is a stressful and a significant life transition. The orders obtained, whether through agreement, negotiation, mediation or litigation will impact you, your children, your budget and often times your future retirement as well. In order to maximize your …

Discussing Carlsbad Divorce with Non-Lawyers

Discussing Carlsbad Divorce with Non-Lawyers

Pierre Domercq Divorce

When discussing Carlsbad divorce with non-lawyers I routinely get asked what happens when there is no proof. Legal dramas on television are to blame for this one, because most people don’t realize how often important events take place somewhere without security cameras. Does that mean it didn’t happen? Does it mean it can’t be proved?  No and No.  This sometimes …

Attorney-Client Privilege in the Digital Age

Attorney-Client Privilege in the Digital Age

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the value of attorney-client privilege in the digital age and how will that affect your divorce in Carlsbad? We’ve all done it. In the digital world we live in it is really easy to make a small, yet very public mistake. Unintentionally hitting “reply all” when sending a clever or sarcastic retort, accidentally “liking” a seriously outdated picture …