Dividing Community Property Equally in a Carlsbad Divorce

Dividing Community Property Equally in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

California family law provides provisions for dividing community property equally in a Carlsbad divorce.  However, what constitutes “community” property and how can you ensure that not only are all assets fully disclosed but accurately valued? The “community” is established by the marriage and lasts until the “date of separation.”  Any debt or asset acquired by either or both of the …

Don’t Overlook Retirement in Your Carlsbad Divorce - QDRO Lawyers

Don’t Overlook Retirement in Your Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

When contemplating issues regarding the end of a marriage don’t overlook retirement in your Carlsbad divorce.  Retirement accounts and pensions are often one of the largest assets involved in the process of a divorce.  The division of retirement accounts is often completely overlooked, especially by those who attempt to work through a divorce on their own.  However, even a simple …

You Can Recover Money Spent on an Affair in Your Carlsbad Divorce

Can You Recover Money Spent on an Affair in Your Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Can you recover money spent on an affair in your Carlsbad divorce?  We are often asked about the impact of an affair on a divorce case.  Basically, the fact that one or both of the spouses had an affair during the marriage may be irrelevant.  California presumes irreconcilable differences as the reason for a divorce.  You don’t have to prove …

What Can I Keep as Separate Property in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Are you searching for information about what you can keep as separate property in a Carlsbad or San Diego divorce?  What is the difference between the characterization of “community property” and that which a spouse may keep apart from property division as “separate property” in the divorce? Any asset or debt acquired or obtained before the marriage or after the …

Wasteful Dissipation in a Carlsbad Divorce – Community Property Division

Wasteful Dissipation in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

What is wasteful dissipation in a Carlsbad divorce?  How does this aspect of family law affect property characterization and distribution, especially in the wake of an affair? Do you believe your former spouse had an affair and spent money on gifts, travel or other related expenses?  Did a vindictive spouse purposefully run up the credit cards or make a large …

How Much of My Retirement Will I Lose in My Carlsbad Divorce - Property

How Much of My Retirement Will I Lose in My Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

We are often asked “how much of my retirement will I lose in my Carlsbad or San Diego divorce?”  There are multiple forms of retirement assets which must be addressed during the process of a Carlsbad divorce.  Retirement assets can be as straight forward as a 401(k) through work, or sophisticated retirement and pension systems such as CalSTRS (teachers and …

The Division of Debt is an Important Part of Community Property Division

The Division of Debt is an Important Part of Community Property Division

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Many people approaching a divorce may not realize the division of debt is an important part of community property division.  They may be focused on specific things they want to keep, possession of the family home, protection of retirement accounts or retaining ownership of a business or professional practice.  It is quite natural to focus on the asset side of …

What to Do About Hidden Money or Assets in a San Diego Divorce

What to Do About Hidden Money or Assets in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Are you searching for answers on what to do about hidden money or assets in a San Diego divorce?  Are you concerned that your former spouse has worked to secret monies, undervalue substantial assets such as a business or professional practice or manipulated income or business revenue to improve their position in your divorce? California Family Law requires both parties …