need to know about the Date Of Separation

What Do You Need to Know about the Date Of Separation (DOS)

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What do you need to know about the Date Of Separation (DOS) in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  The Date Of Separation is a crucial date in any California divorce.  The DOS marks the point in time where the former spouses can begin to accumulate their own separate assets and financial accounts.   The Date of Separation is the moment …

Divorce Collectors Can Still Come After You Even if Your Ex

After a Divorce Collectors Can Still Come After You Even if Your Ex was Ordered to Pay the Debt

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

After a divorce collectors can still come after you even if your ex was ordered to pay the debt.  Many of our clients are surprised to learn they continue to be responsible on all debts to which they were a signator during the marriage.  Why is that? During a divorce proceeding all community debts and assets are evenly distributed between …

What Happens to Carlsbad Business Owners in a Divorce

What Happens to Carlsbad Business Owners in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens to Carlsbad business owners in a divorce?  How is the ownership of a business handled in a North County San Diego divorce?  What happens to the business itself?  Can the company continue to operate during and after the divorce? Solo business owners worry about how their company will be handled in a divorce.  You’ve invested your money, time, …

Goodwill as it Relates to Business Ownership in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is Goodwill as it Relates to Business Ownership in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What is Goodwill as it relates to business ownership in a Carlsbad divorce?  Goodwill is an important component in the valuation of a business ownership or professional practice in a Carlsbad or North County divorce.  Goodwill is an inherent part of many businesses, and while it may not have a precisely measurable value, the intrinsic value of Goodwill must be …

Moving Out of the Family Home

What Impact Does Moving Out of the Family Home Have in a California Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked by our clients “what impact does moving out of the family home have in a California divorce?” While this is a complex question and specific advice cannot be given in this context without meeting with an experienced Carlsbad divorce attorney we can review general principles. For many years, the party who left the family home suffered …

Business or professional practice in Carlsbad Divorce

How is the Value of a Business or Professional Practice to be Calculated in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

When one or both of the parties in a North County or Carlsbad divorce own a business or professional practice (or an interest therein) the “community” has a monetary interest which must be equitably divided between the parties.  How is the value of a business or professional practice calculated in a North County or Carlsbad divorce?  How can the attorneys …

calculation of the value of a business in a North County

Calculation of the Value of a Business in a North County San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

If you are considering a divorce and you or your spouse jointly or separately own an interest in a business one of the most important issues will be the calculation of the value of a business in a North County San Diego divorce case.  When a divorce includes a business or professional practice the first step to determine the community …

Student loans in a California Divorce

Student loans in a California Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Student loans in a California divorce are treated differently than other debt or liabilities incurred during the marriage.  The traditional analysis considers all debt incurred during the marriage as community in character which results in each party equally sharing the responsibility of repayment upon divorce. Student loans are treated differently.  The California legislature, in response to an appellate court case …