Minimize Financial Risks During Your Divorce

Minimize Financial Risks During Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What steps can you take to minimize financial risks during your divorce?  What do you need to know about financial aspects of your divorce and the basis for making sound decisions? Some California couples going through a divorce might be familiar with the process because of prior marriages.  However, most of those contemplating or going through a divorce are unfamiliar …

How Does Child Support Work After the Child Turns 18

How Does Child Support Work After the Child Turns 18?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How does child support work after the child turns 18?  Most parents understand that it is their legal responsibility to support children under the age of 18. How will child support be managed after the child turns graduates high school or reaches the age of majority? How does child support work after the child turns 18 when special needs or …

Effects of COVID-19 on Domestic Strife in North County

The Effects of COVID-19 on Domestic Strife in North County

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

The effects of COVID-19 on domestic strife in North County and Carlsbad have resulted in increased new divorce filings.  Many family law advocates have noted an increase in both reported and unreported domestic violence. Common beliefs about domestic violence and resulting child custody and parenting time orders may not reflect the reality of today’s Family Courts.  Domestic violence often results …

Parenting Plans Are Changing Based Upon Recent New Laws

Parenting Plans Are Changing Based Upon Recent New Laws

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

California residents may have heard that parenting plans are changing based upon recent new laws. Until recent years parenting plans often included one parent receiving primary custody, while the other receives partial parenting time. Many states including California have passed recent laws promoting a more evenly shared child custody and parenting plans.  This is legally based in the principle of …

Financial Errors in a North County Divorce can be Costly

Financial Errors in a North County Divorce can be Costly

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Financial errors in a North County Divorce can be costly.  Couples in San Diego who are getting a divorce often have to deal with the emotions and other issues that can accompany such a drastic life change. Missteps made by divorcing people make can cost time and money. They include a lack of knowledge about assets, an absence of competent …

Should We Consider a Private Judge in our Carlsbad Divorce

Should We Consider a Private Judge in our Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “Should we consider a private judge in our Carlsbad divorce?”  There are several advantages to a private judge in a Carlsbad or North County divorce. There are often issues of cost and speed. There are also a few drawbacks to consider. If your case is fairly straight forward and doesn’t involve children or substantial assets you …

Spousal Support and the Ability to Work

Spousal Support and the Ability to Work During and After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

A recent case in a California appellate court helps to shed some light on spousal support and the ability to work if you are to receive support during and after a divorce. The case in the Second District Court of Appeals shows the burden proof on a party who claims they cannot gain meaningful work is on the party requesting …

Shared Parenting and Joint Custody

Co-Parenting and Raising Children after a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

There have been a lot of recent articles on the subjects of child custody, co-parenting and raising children after a divorce.  It is important to understand the Court’s perspective on all communications between those who wish to co-parent.  This is especially true during the process of a divorce, but continues to be a factor as the former spouses work on …

One of the Spouses Moves Out During a Divorce

Issues to Consider When One of the Spouses Moves Out During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Couples preparing for divorce are longer required by law to physically separate in order to establish the date of separation.  Many still choose to do so. What are the issues to consider when one of the spouses moves out during a divorce? Moving out of the family home before the separation is completed and signed by both parties can have …