Filing taxes after a divorce

Filing Taxes after a Divorce can be Trickier than You Think

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Just about everyone knows that getting a divorce is a complicated undertaking. So too can filing taxes after a divorce in North County.  And while most people generally consider these two to be non sequiturs, some of our readers are quite familiar with the fact that these two coincide quite frequently and can compound frustrations. That’s because there are a …

Forged documents complicate the situation for a divorcing couple

Forged Documents Complicate the Situation for a Divorcing Couple

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Forged documents complicate the situation for a divorcing couple in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or Vista.  Imagine that you are a service member in one of the branches of the United States armed forces and are currently deployed.  On top of worrying about yourself, you’re also thinking about the divorce papers that were recently sent to you by your spouse. Although …

Why Should an Unmarried Father in Cohabitation Consider Paternity

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Why should an unmarried father in cohabitation with his significant other consider a paternity action in North County? In the past 17 years the number of cohabitating, unmarried couples has almost doubled. More than 40% of the children born in the United States last year were born to an unmarried couple. This has become the standard for more and more …

Calculating California “Guideline” Child Support

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How much will you be required to pay or receive in child support after a divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in North County San Diego? What should you know about calculating California “Guideline” child support and why is this an important starting position in a divorce? In order to complete the information entry in the calculator you will need to …

Thinking Through Issues of Support Before a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Many people are contemplating their life and their options regarding the end of a marriage at this time of year. Historically, divorce filings are heaviest in the first 3 months of a year. That means people are often reflecting over the holidays regarding a coming divorce. What financial questions should you be considering? It is obviously much more expensive to …

Can Divorcing Spouses Agree to Deviate from California’s Child Support Calculations?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked if the parties in a divorce can agree to deviate from the amount of child support resulting from California’s child support guideline calculator. Here in California child support is to be based upon the multiple factors contained within the “Guideline Child Support Calculator.” It may be possible for the couple to agree upon an amount which …

What are “Temporary” or “Interim” Orders in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are “temporary” or “interim” orders in a North County or Carlsbad divorce? Once a divorce case has been filed and the “respondent” is served copies of the paperwork there is often an initial hearing to establish temporary or interim child support and spousal support payments. These findings may also extend to community property and child custody and parenting time …

Proposed Tax Reform will Impact Divorce in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How will the proposed tax reform impact divorce in North County? Spousal support, referred to as “alimony” by the IRS is presently deductible for the payor and taxible for the recipient. Child support is presently neither deductible for the payor nor taxible for the recipient. The tax impact of child support and spousal support is a significant consideration in the …

Modifying Orders From Your Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

Is it possible to modify the orders issued by the judge in your divorce case? Are you looking to seek a reduction or an increase in child support, spousal support or hold your former spouse accountable? When a divorce decree is issued by a Judge in North County San Diego, it addresses all aspects including child custody and parenting time, …