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 …

Are more mothers abandoning their children and families?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent CNN article speculated about a trend in the US Census data, showing the number of single fathers raising children increasing from 600,000 in 1982 to over 2,000,000 in 2011. While there are no “hard numbers” the article suggested that there is an increasing number of mothers who are simply feeling “total exhaustion, frustration, a sense of being overwhelmed …