hat Happens to our Pets in a North County Divorce Case?

What Happens to Our Pets in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “what happens to our pets in a North County divorce court?”  Recent changes in California family law provide some new answers for how beloved pets are managed during a modern divorce proceeding. While there are no specific laws governing the “custody” of a pet, California law now views your beloved family pets as an important part …

What Establishes the Date of Separation

What Establishes the Date of Separation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why is the date of separation important in a North County divorce and what actually establishes the date of separation in your divorce? California enacted a new updated law a few years ago to clarify what actually establishes the date of separation in a divorce.  Prior to that date, California law in essence required the parties to physically move apart …

Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is Considered to be Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is considered to be community property in a Carlsbad divorce and how is it divided between the parties? Community property is basically all property, assets or income earned by either or both of the parties during the term of the marriage.  Here in California, community property is to be divided equally between the parties. However, the determination of what …

Managing Your Small Business Through a Divorce

Managing Your Small Business Through a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Managing your small business through a divorce will be a challenging process.  There are so many concerns on your mind regarding the divorce, child custody and what will happen to your business?  How is a small business handled in a divorce? If you owned your small business prior to getting married and have not used any marital funds to support …

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 …

When Doctors Divorce in North County

When Doctors Divorce in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are the primary issues when doctors divorce in North County San Diego?  Like most, child custody and parenting time is a primary concern when the couple share a children.  However, one of the central issues in a physician’s divorce will also be the valuation and division of their interest in a professional practice. Many physicians insist upon a prenuptial …

Millennials Trying to Avoid Property Division in Divorce

Millennials Trying to Avoid Property Division in Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Some millennials trying to avoid property division in divorce here in North County may be in for a surprise.  A recent Bank of America survey concluded many millennials are electing not to open joint accounts with their new spouse after marriage.  The Bank of America study shows 28% of newly married couples are maintaining separate checking and savings accounts from …