Using Community Funds to Improve Separate Property

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The property each individual owns prior to the marriage is considered “separate” property under California law. Anything they purchase during the course of the marriage is considered community property, and this must be divided equally between the parties. Monies earned by the parties during the course of the marriage are also community property. What happens when community funds are utilized …

Is Family Support an Option in Your North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is “family support” and how can this help to actually allow both parties to keep more money each month after a divorce? In many North County divorce cases, the final decree includes orders for child support and spousal support. One must consider the effect of taxation upon these payments. Child support is not deductable for the person who pays …

Insights into North County Divorce Mediation

Pierre Domercq Mediation

As an experienced Carlsbad divorce attorney with decades of experience in mediation, Daniel Burke is able to provide insights into the mediation process, and a few suggestions that can make this experience more positive for both parties. Mediation is an excellent tool for reducing the time and cost required to complete your divorce, and to actually make the process a …

One Thing to be Thankful For During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside or anywhere in North County carries enough emotional, financial and practical every-day life burdens to overwhelm even the most sturdy of us. In the spirit of the day we thought it might be good to focus on something that might actually be a positive note when it comes to divorce. Here in California and across …

California Divorce Rate Highest in the Nation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent article in a local newspaper noted that southern California has the highest divorce rate in the nation with more than 30 divorces filed on average every day of the year. Many myths surround the cost of a divorce, including the myth that attorneys drive these costs substantially higher. This is simply untrue. The greatest source of “cost” in …

Divorce rate falls as marriage rate increases

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The divorce rate in California and around the country fell for the third year in a row in 2015, according to data released on Nov. 17 by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, and the nonprofit organization says that the number of couples choosing to end their marriages has now fallen to levels not seen in almost four …

What if You are Dissatisfied with the Orders of a North County Family Law Judge?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens if you don’t care for the orders issued by a North County Family Law Judge? This question embodies an important issue for those who have just come out of a ruling, and for those who have yet to begin the divorce process. There is rarely a “win” or “lose” decision in family law. Our Judges seek a fair …

Home Use

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Q: My husband has been mean to me, saying nasty things in the presence of the children. I know that is damaging to the children so I finally caved in to his demands and moved out. Since then he has changed the locks, cut off my credit cards and drained the joint bank accounts. Now he insists we not hire …