hat Happens to our Pets in a North County Divorce Case?

What Happens to Our Pets in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “what happens to our pets in a North County divorce court?”  Recent changes in California family law provide some new answers for how beloved pets are managed during a modern divorce proceeding. While there are no specific laws governing the “custody” of a pet, California law now views your beloved family pets as an important part …

What Establishes the Date of Separation

What Establishes the Date of Separation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why is the date of separation important in a North County divorce and what actually establishes the date of separation in your divorce? California enacted a new updated law a few years ago to clarify what actually establishes the date of separation in a divorce.  Prior to that date, California law in essence required the parties to physically move apart …

Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is Considered to be Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is considered to be community property in a Carlsbad divorce and how is it divided between the parties? Community property is basically all property, assets or income earned by either or both of the parties during the term of the marriage.  Here in California, community property is to be divided equally between the parties. However, the determination of what …

when should i file for a divorce

When Should I file for a divorce in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “When should I file for a divorce and does it matter if I file first?  California residents who are considering divorce may be interested to learn that the most common times to file are in January, March and August. These three months do have a common denominator; they all symbolize a new beginning for those looking …

Experienced Divorce Attorney in North County

Why do I Need an Experienced Divorce Attorney in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why do I need an experienced divorce attorney in North County San Diego?  This question is asked by the vast majority of those who seek divorce here and across California.  This is evidenced by the fact that 80% of Californians attempt to handle divorce on their own, filing their own paperwork for the divorce.  The lesser known fact is that …

Why Not Try a DIY Divorce

Why Not Try a DIY Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Flipping houses and DIY projects are one of the most popular genres of television programming, why not try a DIY divorce as well?  Won’t it save you a lot of money not to hire an attorney?  Don’t attorneys just attempt to add fuel to the fire to create more opportunity for litigation (read: cost)? If you and your former spouse …

Maintain Good Communications With Your Former Spouse

Maintain Good Communications With Your Former Spouse

Pierre Domercq Divorce

It is important to maintain good communications with your former spouse.  Divorce is obviously a very emotional and stressful time.  There are personal issues between you and your spouse which have resulted in this break.  So this obviously has to be a contentious battle, right?  Actually, quite the opposite. There are crucial reasons to set aside division and maintain good …

Attempt to Hide Assets in a Carlsbad Divorce

Never Attempt to Hide Assets in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

There is one clear lesson you need to know about North County Family Law Courts: You should never attempt to hide assets in a Carlsbad divorce. Attempting to conceal an asset or substantially reduce it’s reported value is illegal and almost always discovered.  Here in California, divorcing spouses owe each other a “Fiduciary Duty.”  They must continue to act in …