Does it Matter Who Files Divorce First in a Divorce

Does it Matter Who Files Divorce First in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Does it matter who files first in a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista or anywhere else in North County?  We are often asked about the importance of filing first when approaching a divorce in North County San Diego.  The most important thing to remember is a divorce should be carefully considered, and not something you race into just to …

Developing a Parenting Plan in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Developing a Parenting Plan in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Developing a parenting plan in a North County or Carlsbad divorce is one of the most important and often contentious issues.  The parenting plan addresses part of the child custody issues associated with a divorce: How time with the child(ren) will be shared by the parents of the child(ren) While it may be a myth that California law requires shared …

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What happens in child custody relocation cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad?  There has been a significant increase in child custody relocation cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad over the past few years. This is often due to an increase in social media and internet dating sites, as well as the ease with which one can make contact with past acquaintances via …

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

Pierre Domercq Divorce

It’s Valentine’s Day and love abounds this time of year. Relationships start. Relationships develop. Households are created. Children are begot, conceived and born. New statistics coincidentally suggest that marriage relationships are more likely to prosper when the 40 percent rule applies.  The 40 percent rule says that when the wife earns forty percent of the combined household income and the …

PDD in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is a PDD in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is a PDD in a Carlsbad divorce?  One of the first documents you will be required to complete during a Carlsbad divorce is the Preliminary Declaration Disclosure or the PDD.  The PDD is intended to provide a transparent, accurate and complete disclosure of all known assets and liabilities to the other party.  Your former spouse will also complete a …

Retirement Division in a North County Divorce

Retirement Division in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are retirement accounts, pension and social security handled in a North County Divorce? Retirement division in a North County divorce begins with the requirement for all retirement accounts such as 401k or pension plans to be divided equally based upon community property laws.  However, social security is considered “separate” property in a Carlsbad or Oceanside divorce and cannot be …

Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce

How do I Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “How do I keep custody of a pet in a divorce?”  Divorcing husbands and wives in Carlsbad, Oceanside and the surrounding areas sometimes seek custody of their dogs or cats and other pets. Because Carlsbad and Oceanside are so close to the beach, warm sunny days encourage people to spend time outdoors with their pets. Typically, …

How do I Select a Divorce Lawyer in Carlsbad

How do I Select a Divorce Lawyer in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you searching for information on the question of “How do I select a divorce lawyer in Carlsbad or North County?”  Divorce is a stressful and a significant life transition. The orders obtained, whether through agreement, negotiation, mediation or litigation will impact you, your children, your budget and often times your future retirement as well. In order to maximize your …