How Long Does it Take to Obtain a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

How Long Does it Take to Obtain a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How long does it take to obtain a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  Lets begin that answer with some minimum time frames.  Before you may file for a divorce you must be a resident of San Diego County for three months and a California resident for six months.  Once the case is filed, California requires a six month “cooling off” …

Business or professional practice in Carlsbad Divorce

How is the Value of a Business or Professional Practice to be Calculated in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

When one or both of the parties in a North County or Carlsbad divorce own a business or professional practice (or an interest therein) the “community” has a monetary interest which must be equitably divided between the parties.  How is the value of a business or professional practice calculated in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  How can the attorneys …

Business Interest Divided in a Carlsbad or North County Divorce

How is a Business Interest Divided in a Carlsbad or North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How is business interest divided in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  The first question is simply “Is the business interest or any portion of it community property?” Is the business shared by both spouses, or is it owned by one of the parties?  What contributions have been made to the business by each spouse?  How much of the marital …

Older Couples are Divorcing at an Increasing Rate

Older Couples are Divorcing at an Increasing Rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

While surveys show that the nation’s divorce rate may actually be going down, older couples are divorcing at an increasing rate.  Unfortunately, couples over the age of 50 in California and around the country are far more likely to see their marriages fail than they were in decades past.  The rate of what sociologists call “gray divorce” doubled between 1990 …

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce Can be Challenging

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

The valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce can be challenging and in most cases contentious.  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. …

Protect Your Business During Your Divorce

Protect Your Business During Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What are the best strategies to protect your business during your divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County San Diego?  Will your company be a part of the community property settlement or will it be classified as “separate” property?  These are crucial questions for any business or professional practice owner who is considering a divorce.  Generally speaking, if you …

How to Achieve a Cost Effective Divorce in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Most people who are considering the end of a marriage are seeking information on how to achieve a divorce. The fact is more than 70% of those who begin a divorce in California attempt to do it on their own. Most believe this will save money. Unfortunately more than half of these cases languish for more than a year ultimately …

All Assets of a Business or Practice Must be Considered During Valuation

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

All assets of a business or professional practice must be considered during the valuation of that asset during a North County divorce. This is especially true when establishing the value of a small business. According to a recent analysis by the US Treasury Department, the vast majority of American businesses are small companies, often without any employees or owners other …

When to Stop Trying to Get the Divorce Done Yourself

Pierre Domercq Divorce

According to the State of California more than 70% of the divorce cases filed across California begin with the parties representing themselves. Many attempt to complete their divorce without an attorney only to learn the process is daunting, time consuming and ultimately too difficult for most to complete on their own. More than half of the cases filed by the …