Experienced Divorce Attorney in North County

Why do I Need an Experienced Divorce Attorney in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why do I need an experienced divorce attorney in North County San Diego?  This question is asked by the vast majority of those who seek divorce here and across California.  This is evidenced by the fact that 80% of Californians attempt to handle divorce on their own, filing their own paperwork for the divorce.  The lesser known fact is that …

Identifying the Value of a Spouse's Business in a Divorce

Identifying the Value of a Spouse’s Business in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What is the process for identifying the value of a spouse’s business in a divorce in Carlsbad or North County?  The most important thing you need to know as the spouse of a business owner is this: Your spouse will not have anything to say or do with the actual valuation of that business interest.  That will be determined through …

Attempt to Hide Assets in a Carlsbad Divorce

Never Attempt to Hide Assets in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

There is one clear lesson you need to know about North County Family Law Courts: You should never attempt to hide assets in a Carlsbad divorce. Attempting to conceal an asset or substantially reduce it’s reported value is illegal and almost always discovered.  Here in California, divorcing spouses owe each other a “Fiduciary Duty.”  They must continue to act in …

Business Valuation and Division in a Divorce

Business Valuation and Division in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Are you considering a divorce in North County San Diego?  Do you own a business or an interest in a professional practice?  If the answers to both questions is “yes” the issues of business valuation and division in a divorce should be one of your primary concerns. California is a community property state.  In the absence of a written agreement …

Protecting Substantial Assets in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you concerned about protecting substantial assets in a North County divorce?  Do you own rental or investment real estate?  Do you have substantial savings, investment and or retirement accounts?  Are you or your former spouse the owners of a business or a partner in a professional practice?  What steps should you take to prepare for divorce and to protect …

Discussing a Potential Divorce with your Spouse

Discussing a Potential Divorce with your Spouse

Pierre Domercq Uncategorized

Discussing a potential divorce with your spouse is one of the most crucial and complex conversations you may ever have.  It can also have a tremendous impact on the divorce itself and your own specific goals and objectives. The conversation of a divorce carries a complex array of emotional, spiritual and financial implications.  It will impact the every aspect of …

Business an Asset or Income During a Divorce

Is Business an Asset or Income During a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Is business an asset or income during a divorce in Carlsbad or North County San Diego?  How do you disclose business ownership and what are the issues for each of the former spouses? A business or professional practice is absolutely an asset during a divorce.  California is a community property state and all community property must be divided evenly.  Therefore, …

former spouse attempts to hide assets during a divorce

What Happens When a Former Spouse Attempts to Hide Assets During a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

What happens when a former spouse attempts to hide assets during a divorce in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or anywhere in North County?  One of the first steps the parties take in a divorce is to submit disclosures which identify all debts and assets.  This includes, but is not limited to: The family home and other real estate Bank and investment …