High Asset Divorces Require Strategic Planning

High Asset Divorces Require Strategic Planning

Pierre Domercq Divorce

High asset divorces require strategic planning and extensive legal skill and experience.  Financially substantive individuals who are considering a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County should work with the well established, experienced Certified Specialists (family law) attorneys at Burke & Domercq who can provide sound counsel and guidance. Our attorneys help to protect our client’s interests and guide …

Property Division in a Divorce Isn't Simply a 50% Division of All Assets

Property Division in a Divorce Isn’t Simply a 50% Division of All Assets

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Property division in a divorce isn’t simply a 50% division of all assets.  Generally speaking, the court is seeking a fair and equal division of community property between the former spouses.  Part of the art and experience our attorneys bring to the table during any divorce are the creative solutions necessary to achieve a fair property division using “offsetting assets.” …

Valuation of a Business Interest During a North County Divorce

Valuation of a Business Interest During a North County Divorce Can Be A Challenge

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce can be a challenge.  How do you establish the “community’s” portion of the valuation of a North County business during a divorce?  There are many ways to position the present value of a business, and as a result, a spouse’s community interest in the business.  This can be a …

How to Know What to Expect During your North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Uncategorized

What is going to happen during your North County divorce? Who can answer your questions regarding child custody and parenting time, financial issues such as spousal support and child support, or more complicated issues such as business ownership, domestic violence or the commingling of community property and separate property? There is no guarantee how a specific judge or magistrate will …

Gray Divorce in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The term “Gray Divorce” has gained a lot of visibility in the past several years. Gray divorce refers to cases when the parties are 50 years of age or older. There were concerns in recent studies which showed gray divorce had doubled over the past 30 years. It may provide some comfort to know the rate of gray divorce is …

How is a Business Interest Valued in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How is a business interest valued in a Carlsbad divorce? How will the business interest itself be handled during community property division? How do you preserve Goodwill and the smooth operations of the business during a divorce? If you are considering a divorce in Carlsbad or North County and either of you or the two of you together own a …

Child Support Doesn’t Have to Follow California Guidelines…

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are consistently asked about child support and whether or not one has to follow California’s guideline child support calculator. Ultimately child support can be negotiated as part of your North County or Carlsbad divorce settlement agreement. However, California’s child support guideline is where the calculations begin. Our courts want to know what the guideline support calculation looks like before …

Keeping a Divorce Proceeding On Track in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Most clients are looking for experienced attorneys who will help them to complete their Carlsbad or North County divorce in a timely and cost-effective manner. We are often asked “How long will the divorce process take?” The question of whether your divorce will be completed in a matter of months or years is tied to the resolution of any areas …

What is the “Date of Separation” in a Carlsbad or North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the “Date of Separation” in a Carlsbad or North County divorce and why is this such an important date? How is the Date of Separation established? Does the couple have to physically separate in order for the clock to be started? An update to California’s family law code this year clarified the answer to these questions. Let’s begin …