Dividing Retirement Assets with High Balances in a Divorce

Dividing Retirement Assets with High Balances in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Dividing retirement assets with high balances in a divorce requires experience, legal skill and specialized Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or QDROs.  Almost every divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in North County San Diego involves a retirement account, 401k, IRA, pension or social security issue.  Retirement assets which are begun or contributed to during the course of the marriage are going …

former spouse attempts to hide assets during a divorce

What Happens When a Former Spouse Attempts to Hide Assets During a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

What happens when a former spouse attempts to hide assets during a divorce in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or anywhere in North County?  One of the first steps the parties take in a divorce is to submit disclosures which identify all debts and assets.  This includes, but is not limited to: The family home and other real estate Bank and investment …

Is Pet Custody Anything Like Child Custody

Is Pet Custody Anything Like Child Custody in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Is pet custody anything like child custody in a North County divorce case?  How is the disposition of a pet decided during a divorce?  The Governor signed a new law into effect late last year which provides some new standing in a California divorce.  No, the pets are not considered equal to children.  They are actually classified as property under …

Divorce Collectors Can Still Come After You Even if Your Ex

After a Divorce Collectors Can Still Come After You Even if Your Ex was Ordered to Pay the Debt

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

After a divorce collectors can still come after you even if your ex was ordered to pay the debt.  Many of our clients are surprised to learn they continue to be responsible on all debts to which they were a signator during the marriage.  Why is that? During a divorce proceeding all community debts and assets are evenly distributed between …

Who Gets the House in a North County San Diego Divorce

Who Gets the House in a North County San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Who gets to keep the house in a North County San Diego Divorce?  We are often asked this question, however there is (of course) no simple answer.  The family home represents many things to both parties in a divorce. There are many components: financial, emotional, impact on the children, and even pride and the amount of work you’ve invested into …