High Asset Divorces Require Strategic Planning

High Asset Divorces Require Strategic Planning

Pierre Domercq Divorce

High asset divorces require strategic planning and extensive legal skill and experience.  Financially substantive individuals who are considering a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County should work with the well established, experienced Certified Specialists (family law) attorneys at Burke & Domercq who can provide sound counsel and guidance. Our attorneys help to protect our client’s interests and guide …

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 …

Who Gets the House in a North County San Diego Divorce

Who Gets the House in a North County San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Who gets to keep the house in a North County San Diego Divorce?  We are often asked this question, however there is (of course) no simple answer.  The family home represents many things to both parties in a divorce. There are many components: financial, emotional, impact on the children, and even pride and the amount of work you’ve invested into …

Commingling separate property

Commingling Separate Property Complicates Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Commingling separate property with community property complicates many North County divorce cases.  Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas and Vista residents who are contemplating divorce may wonder what happens to gifts or inheritances which were given to one partner during the marriage. That depends on whether or not the gift was commingled with marital funds. In the absence of a prenuptial agreement that …

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce Can be Challenging

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

The valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce can be challenging and in most cases contentious.  How do you establish the “community’s” portion of the valuation of a North County business during a divorce?  There are many ways to position the present value of a business, and as a result, a spouse’s community interest in the business. …

Valuation of a Business Interest During a North County Divorce

Valuation of a Business Interest During a North County Divorce Can Be A Challenge

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce can be a challenge.  How do you establish the “community’s” portion of the valuation of a North County business during a divorce?  There are many ways to position the present value of a business, and as a result, a spouse’s community interest in the business.  This can be a …

How is a Family Owned Business Divided in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How is a family owned business divided in a North County divorce? Let’s assume the business was purchased during the course of the marriage, and the spouses are equal partners and both work in the business. The first step is to establish the valuation of the business itself. The community property interest of each spouse in the business would be …