What Happens to My Business or Professional Practice

What Happens to My Business or Professional Practice in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Many clients have asked “what happens to my business or professional practice in a Carlsbad divorce? Divorce cases involving business ownership or a professional practice are quite complex and require skilled, experienced legal representation. The proven Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have decades of trial experience and insight into these cases. The first question is whether or …

Experienced Representation in High Asset Divorces

Experienced Representation in High Asset Divorces

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you searching for an attorney with experienced representation in high asset divorces?  If you are considering or about to enter into a divorce in North County or Carlsbad and have substantial assets including business ownership, substantial investments and holdings, trust accounts, vacation or residential real estate or are a high wage earner it is important to have the best …

Proven Business Valuation Strategies in a Carlsbad Divorce

Proven Business Valuation Strategies in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

When a North County or Carlsbad divorce involves a closely-held business or substantial ownership in an S-Corporation, C-Corporation, partnership or professional practice the case becomes much more legally complex.  The proven business valuation strategies in a Carlsbad divorce and the experience of your attorney will make a substantial difference in the outcome. The issue is the community’s interest in the …

Keep Your Family Business During a Carlsbad Divorce

Keep Your Family Business During a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How do you keep your family business during a Carlsbad divorce?  Changes in the economy over the past decade have led to the creation of many new small businesses.  It is not uncommon for one or both of the former spouses to be involved in a closely-held business or LLC.  What happens to this business in a divorce action?  How …

Hidden Assets in a Carlsbad Divorce

Hidden Assets in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens when there are hidden assets in a Carlsbad divorce?  Divorcing spouses in California owe one another a fiduciary duty of fair dealing and good faith.  The Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROs) issued at the time of the divorce summons require limitations on financial expenditures and transactions (except in the normal course of business).  This does not provide the …

owned a business before getting married

I Owned a Business Before Getting Married – is this Separate Property?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

We are often asked “I owned a business before getting married.  Am I going to be able to keep it?” What happens to a business in a Carlsbad Divorce?  How is the business handled if one of the spouses owned it prior to the marriage?  How is business ownership divided when the company started during the course of the marriage? …

separate property in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is Separate Property in a Carlsbad Divorce Case?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is separate property in a Carlsbad divorce case?  California is a “community property” state.  This simply means all debts and assets acquired by either or both of the parties during the term of the marriage (with a few exceptions) are considered to be community property and must be divided equally between the parties. There are three basic types of …

Managing Your Small Business Through a Divorce

Managing Your Small Business Through a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Managing your small business through a divorce will be a challenging process.  There are so many concerns on your mind regarding the divorce, child custody and what will happen to your business?  How is a small business handled in a divorce? If you owned your small business prior to getting married and have not used any marital funds to support …