Options to Resolve Spousal Support Disputes

Options to Resolve Spousal Support Disputes

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What are some of the available options to resolve spousal support disputes in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  Spousal support is not as clearly defined in California law as child support, and this can lead to contentious disputes between the parties. There is a spectrum of control, time and cost associated with these disputes.  The fastest and least expensive …

Will Spousal Support Be Enough and How Long Will it Last?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “will spousal support be enough and how long will it last?”  How long does spousal support last in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  Will it be enough to be able to support a separate household?  Questions of spousal support are not as clearly defined in California law as the child support calculations guidelines.  Therefore, spousal …

Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support Awards

How Are Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support Awards Determined?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How are temporary and permanent spousal support awards determined in North County San Diego family law courts?  One of the primary factors in spousal support is the “standard of living” enjoyed by the couple during the course of their marriage.  This is established in California family law which gives the court the authority to order one party to pay for …

Questions about Spousal Support in a Carlsbad Divorce

Questions about Spousal Support in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked questions about spousal support in a Carlsbad divorce.  For example: “If one party had affairs outside of the marriage will that affect the spousal support that party must pay?” Since California is a “no-fault” divorce state, which assumes all divorces are the result of irreconcilable differences, our courts will not consider extra-marital affairs as part of …

Financial Issues of Spousal Support

Thinking Through the Financial Issues of Spousal Support Before a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Thinking through the financial issues of support before a divorce and pre-planning prior to filing make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.  Many people are contemplating their life and their options regarding the end of a marriage at this time of year.  Historically, divorce filings are heaviest in the first 3 months of a year.  That means …

Spousal Support Orders in Long Term Marriages

Spousal Support Orders in Long Term Marriages

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What determines spousal support orders in long term marriages which end in a divorce in North County or Carlsbad?  Generally speaking our courts consider a long term marriage as one which lasted more than ten years.  In these cases the court will often consider either a more substantive spousal support, a longer term of support or a combination of both. …

Insight into Spousal Support in Carlsbad and North County

Insight into Spousal Support in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked for insight into spousal support in Carlsbad and North County.  Unlike California’s child support guidelines, spousal support is much less rigidly defined and therefore more open to dispute and in worst case scenarios litigation. Here are some things to know about spousal support: 1. Spousal support can either be “temporary” or “permanent.”  Permanent may not mean …

Duration of 10 Years So Important for Spousal Support

Why is a Duration of 10 Years So Important for Spousal Support in Carlsbad Divorce Cases?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Why is a duration of 10 years so important for spousal support in a North County or Carlsbad divorce, especially as it relates to spousal support?  Under California family law, a marriage that lasts more than ten years is called a “long duration marriage.”  The guidelines for spousal support change significantly at the 10 year mark. When the marriage has …

What is the difference between temporary and permanent spousal support orders in a Carlsbad divorce case?

What is the Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support Orders

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What is the difference between temporary and permanent spousal support orders in a Carlsbad divorce case?  What do you need to immediately know about temporary orders?  Will temporary orders affect the permanent orders ultimately issued in your case? The party who initially files the divorce petition may request initial orders from the judge regarding matters such as child custody and …