Business Interest Divided in a Carlsbad or North County Divorce

How is a Business Interest Divided in a Carlsbad or North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How is business interest divided in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  The first question is simply “Is the business interest or any portion of it community property?” Is the business shared by both spouses, or is it owned by one of the parties?  What contributions have been made to the business by each spouse?  How much of the marital …

Next Step After Divorce Papers Have Been Served

What Is the Next Step After Divorce Papers Have Been Served?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the next step after divorce papers have been served in a Carlsbad or North County San Diego divorce?  While each case is unique, there are general patterns that can help you to know what to expect. The first and most important issue is for the person who is served to file a timely and appropriate response.  The failure …

Does it Matter Who Files Divorce First in a Divorce

Does it Matter Who Files Divorce First in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Does it matter who files first in a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista or anywhere else in North County?  We are often asked about the importance of filing first when approaching a divorce in North County San Diego.  The most important thing to remember is a divorce should be carefully considered, and not something you race into just to …

Developing a Parenting Plan in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Developing a Parenting Plan in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Developing a parenting plan in a North County or Carlsbad divorce is one of the most important and often contentious issues.  The parenting plan addresses part of the child custody issues associated with a divorce: How time with the child(ren) will be shared by the parents of the child(ren) While it may be a myth that California law requires shared …

How Does Business Ownership Affect a Divorce in North County

How Does Business Ownership Affect a Divorce in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How does business ownership affect a divorce in North County San Diego?  Many operating agreements attempt to establish an unreasonably low value for the ownership interest.  For example, a physician’s practice may establish the ownership value of each doctor’s interest in the practice at $35,000. In many cases, these clauses are shown to spouses in an attempt to intimidate them …

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What happens in child custody relocation cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad?  There has been a significant increase in child custody relocation cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad over the past few years. This is often due to an increase in social media and internet dating sites, as well as the ease with which one can make contact with past acquaintances via …

How Long Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody

How Long Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How long does domestic violence affect child custody after a divorce?  Once domestic violence has been established by a California Court, the burden of proof is clearly and heavily upon the violent offender to demonstrate that it is in the child’s best interest to modify child custody and parenting time orders. There have been several published cases at the Appellate …

What is a Cost-Effective Divorce

What is a Cost-Effective Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is a cost-effective divorce in North County San Diego?  The real answer to this question is based upon several variables, including how you value your: Time Quality Time with Your Children Peace of Mind Future After the Divorce How do you value your time? It is possible to complete a divorce in California without legal representation. Many people believe …

Parents Should Use Planning to Ease Divorce Pains

Parents Should Use Planning to Ease Divorce Pains

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Here in North County San Diego, parents should use planning to ease divorce pains and achieve a better overall outcome.  People who go through divorces don’t have to settle for mental anguish over how their children will fare.  Taking basic steps, like working in good faith to develop child custody and parenting plans prior to divorce proceedings, can provide emotional …