What is Mediation in a Carlsbad Divorce and How Does it Work

What is Mediation in a Carlsbad Divorce and How Does it Work?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

What is mediation in a Carlsbad divorce and how does it work?  Mediation is a structured process for resolving areas of disagreement in a safe, productive and private environment. The parties review options and agree upon a mediator for their case.  The mediator should have extensive experience in California family law and the local rules our Family Courts.  The mediator …

Basics of Business Valuation in a San Diego Divorce

Basics of Business Valuation in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What are the basics of business valuation in a San Diego divorce?  One of the most legally complex and financially contentious issues in a divorce is the ownership of a business or professional practice. If you own a business or are a licensed professional or a medical practitioner with an interest in a professional practice or a business of your …

Business Ownership is a Substantial Challenge

Business Ownership is a Substantial Challenge in Many North County Divorces

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Business ownership is a substantial challenge in many North County divorce cases.  Generally speaking higher amounts of assets and retirement accounts lead to more legally complex issues in your divorce. Business ownership or a professional practice will require careful consideration, planning and negotiation. If the two of you jointly own a business you will face several choices including, but not …

Pre-Planning Can Protect Your Business During a Divorce

Pre-Planning Can Protect Your Business During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Did you know that pre-planning can protect your business during a divorce?  One of the most challenging issues for business owners and professionals in practice is the valuation and division of a business interest.  Here in California, all community property (property which was acquired or supported with marital funds) must be divided equally between the spouses during a divorce. How …

When Separate Funds are used for Marital Purchases

What is the Difference Between Separate Property and Community Property

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the difference between separate property and community property in a North County or Carlsbad divorce? Why does the distinction between separate property and community property matter? The short answer is found in the division of the property during a divorce. Community property is generally divided fairly equally between the parties under California law. Separate property is not subject …

Dividing a Professional Practice or Business Related Community Asset

Dividing a Professional Practice or Business Related Community Asset

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

If you are a business owner or you a divorcing a business professional or owner of a company there will be many questions about dividing a professional practice or business related community asset in a North County or Carlsbad divorce.  If the business was purchased during the course of the marriage, or marital assets were used to support the business …

Calculating Goodwill in the Valuation of a Business

Calculating Goodwill in the Valuation of a Business During a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Calculating Goodwill in the valuation of a business during a Carlsbad divorce is legally and financially quite complex.  Why is the valuation of a business and the associated Goodwill such an important topic in a divorce which involves business or professional practice? The ownership of a business or professional practice is one of the most complex issues you can face …

Establishing the Valuation of a Business in a North County Divorce

Establishing the Valuation of a Business in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What is the process for establishing the valuation of a business in a North County divorce? How will a business ownership or an interest in a professional practice be handled in the divorce? These questions are actually quite legally complex and this is why it is important to be represented by Carlsbad divorce attorneys with decades of experience in cases …