Keep Your Family Business During a North County Divorce

Keep Your Family Business During a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How do you keep your family business during a North County divorce?  Changes in the economy over the past decade have led to the creation of many new small businesses.  It is not uncommon for one or both of the former spouses to be involved in a closely-held business or LLC.  What happens to this business in a divorce action?  …

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I Owned a Business Before Getting Married – is this Separate Property?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

We are often asked “I owned a business before getting married.  Am I going to be able to keep it?” What happens to a business in a North County Divorce?  How is the business handled if one of the spouses owned it prior to the marriage?  How is business ownership divided when the company started during the course of the …

Temporary Restraining Orders in a Carlsbad Divorce

What Are Temporary Restraining Orders in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

“I’ve just been served divorce papers in Carlsbad and there are restraining orders on the back of the summons.  What are temporary restraining orders in a Carlsbad divorce and what do they really mean?” The shock of being served divorce papers is disruptive for most people, even when they are expected.  However, many are surprised by the Automatic Temporary Restraining …

Quasi-Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is Quasi-Community Property in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is quasi-community property in a Carlsbad divorce?  How are the debts and assets of a married couple divided in a California divorce? There are three general types of property in a North County divorce case: Community Property Quasi-Community Property Separate Property If an asset or property was purchased during the course of the marriage is located physically within the …

Keep More Money in a Divorce

How Can Burke & Domercq Help You Keep More Money in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How can Burke & Domercq help you keep more money in a divorce?  Can having the representation of our Certified Family Law Specialists actually save you money during a divorce? Most Californians attempt to begin the divorce process on their own in an attempt to manage a cost-effective divorce.  The Superior Court notes that more than 80% of cases filed …

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How Do I Keep My Former Spouse from Taking Money Out of our Accounts

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “How do I keep my former spouse from taking money out of our accounts during the divorce?” One of the concerns shared by many people contemplating a divorce is the fear that their former spouse may attempt to take money out of joint accounts, or run up credit cards prior to a divorce. The fastest and …

separate property in a North County Divorce

What is Separate Property in a North County Divorce Case?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is separate property in a North County divorce case?  California is a “community property” state.  This simply means all debts and assets acquired by either or both of the parties during the term of the marriage (with a few exceptions) are considered to be community property and must be divided equally between the parties. There are three basic types …

Will I Get Spousal Support

Will I Get Spousal Support in my Carlsbad or North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “Will I Get Spousal Support in my (Carlsbad or North County) Divorce?  Spousal support is intended to balance the financial strength of each party at the outset of a divorce (temporary spousal support) and once final orders have been issued.  Unlike child support where there is a specific guideline calculator provided under state law, spousal support …

Dividing 401ks and Pensions in a Carlsbad Divorce

Dividing 401ks and Pensions in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

What is the process for dividing 401ks and pensions in a Carlsbad divorce proceeding?  Many people do not initially think about retirement plans as part of community property division.  Many DIY divorces come to a complete halt when questions regarding 401ks, pensions, profit-sharing plans,  State or Federal retirement come about.  What do you need to know? Retirement plans are almost …