An experienced Carlsbad divorce attorney weighs in on Divorce Corp.

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Is Divorce Corp, a documentary or simply a case of sour grapes squeezed until they whine. The director of Divorce Corp, Joe Sorge, was embroiled with his ex-wife in litigation for months prior to directing his “documentary” about divorce. Mr. Sorge divorced his wife and agreed to pay child support, since he earned $800,000 per year. Some parents believe that …

Man with prior record for domestic violence hasn’t changed

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

California residents, and those across the country, are all too familiar with stories of relationships gone bad. The tabloids are constant fodder for that information. The extreme situation is one where the relationship involves domestic violence perpetrated against one or even both partners. A woman was recently admitted to a hospital and the hospital staff apparently called the police to …

International child custody battle reaches conclusion

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

For California couples who are facing a divorce or separation, and who share children, it is important for both parties to always keep in mind that the children’s interests must come first. Allowing pride or a sense of needing to win to take precedence over the well-being of one’s children can be catastrophic. It can permanently damage the children, both …

Khloe Kardashian’s divorce gives example of unique prenup

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Though it may not come as a surprise to some California residents, another one of the Kardashian women has taken strides to become single again. This time it was Khloe Kardashian who headed to divorce court. Last week she filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Lamar Odom, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple took measures to draw up …

Shelters play important role in healing domestic violence wounds

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

California victims of domestic violence are frequently afraid at the prospect of divorcing an abusive spouse. According to some experts, many victims start the process of leaving their abuser as many as seven times before they actually succeed in leaving for good. The legal system has a process for victims to receive a protective order, either temporary or permanent, against …

California woman files domestic violence claim against 50 Cent

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Establishing and documenting the biological father of a child may be an important step for everyone involved. As a mother, holding the father accountable to his obligation to pay child support and protecting the welfare of the child is of tantamount importance. Some fathers wish to stay involved in their child’s life even if they are not interested in maintaining …

History of Carlsbad divorce: Then and now

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California first established laws for divorce in 1851. Then, the grounds for divorce were impotence, extreme cruelty, desertion, neglect, habitual intemeprance, fraud, adultery, or conviction of a felony. At about that time, California, per capita, had the highest divorce rates anywhere. California was literally the divorce capital of the world. The 2009 census tells us that the divorce rate is …

Q: My husband keeps telling me he thinks he should divorce me because he will soon inherit his parents’ Carlsbad estate…

Pierre Domercq Divorce

…and he doesn’t want me to get any of it. I think he is also fearful he will have to pay me alimony for the rest of my life. We have only been married for 7 years, have no children and we currently live in a modest home in Encinitas, California. How can I assure him I am willing to …

We are planning a June wedding on the beach in Carlsbad. How do we increase the chances of surviving the high divorce rate in California?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The best divorce attorney knows that divorce continues to be prevalent and that conflict over money frequently contributes to ‘irreconcilable differences’. Couples should openly communicate all things related to money. Honestly disclosing all income, all expenses, all assets and all debts is a good start. Talk about taxes, health, insurance, anticipated repairs and maintenance so you can create a joint …