A look at tax liability changes for single parents after divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California residents may be interested in some information about life after divorce. For newly-single parents, there can be some unexpected changes with regard to taxes. After a parent goes through the divorce process, they may be facing many issues in their new life as a single parent. One often-overlooked aspect of single parenthood, however, is how it affects a person’s …

How can a couple get a summary dissolution?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Many California residents may have heard about the prospect of a summary dissolution as a way to end a marriage. A summary dissolution can provide a quick and easy divorce solution for couples that qualify. It is important for residents to understand how a summary dissolution works in California and if it is in their best interest. A summary dissolution …

The declining divorce rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

People in California may be surprised to learn that, despite prevalent stereotypes, half of all marriages do not end in divorce. A review of the nation’s divorce rates demonstrates that the rate has been steadily declining ever since the 1980s, and it continues to decline further. The divorce rate hit a historical high in the late 1970s and early 1980s, …

Former team owner comes out ahead in divorce fee fight

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California sports fans may be familiar with the former owner of the L.A. Dodgers, Frank McCourt. Like many Americans, McCourt divorced later in life after being married to his wife, Jamie McCourt, for almost three decades. Unlike many Americans, however, the couple’s divorce settlement contained a clause designed to help deter both members of the couple from pursuing further litigation …

Soccer fans beware: link found between sports and domestic abuse

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Whether you’re cheering or jeering, there is always something happening at a sporting event that causes emotions to run high. But while for a large number of people this usually means throwing popcorn at the television because their favorite team just lost an important game, for others it can lead to something far more serious: domestic violence. While you might …

A divorce Q & A

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Q: My husband and I divorced many years ago. We have a child who is now 17 years old and is a special needs child who may never be self-sufficient. If child support ends when he turns 18 who is responsible to support him after that? A: These circumstances are far more frequent than what you might think in a …

Q & A for divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Q: my Husband operates a children’s music school business in Carlsbad and has been in the same location for 18 years. He provides music lessons to many of the neighborhood children. We are going through a divorce and he tells me the lease will expire in two years so he will no longer have the same location. He claims there …

Custody dispute calls into question children’s best interest

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

When it comes to child custody battles, judges often consider what is in the best interest of the child. This can be done through a variety of methods including evaluating each parent’s financial situation to considering input from family experts. In some situations, a judge may even consider what the child wants as well. But what happens when conflicts between …