What is the Date of Separation in a San Diego Divorce - Family Lawyers

What Constitutes the Date of Separation in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What constitutes the date of separation in a San Diego divorce and why is this such an important date in the process of your divorce in Carlsbad or North County? The “Date of Separation” used to be the date the couple physically separated households prior to a divorce. California law on the subject was recently changed to reflect the difficult …

Will My Spouse Get Half of My Business if We Divorce in San Diego?

A San Diego Divorce Involving a Doctor

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you a physician or the former spouse in a San Diego divorce involving a doctor?  It may surprise you to learn doctors have one of the lowest divorce rates as a professional here in the US.  However, doctors get divorced.  The life of a doctor is demanding.  Physicians save lives, help people to manage significant health challenges while maintaining …

High Asset Divorces in San Diego Require Strategic Planning

High Asset Divorces in San Diego Require Strategic Planning

Pierre Domercq Divorce

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

Protect Your Business During a San Diego Divorce

Protect Your Business During a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What are the best strategies to protect your business during a San Diego divorce?  Will your company be a part of the community property settlement or will it be classified as “separate” property?  These are crucial questions for any business or professional practice owner who is considering a divorce.  Generally speaking, if you owned your business prior to the marriage …

Commingling Community and Separate Property Complicates a Divorce

Commingling Community and Separate Property Complicates a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Commingling community and separate property complicates many Carlsbad 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 which specifically establishes …

Will Infidelity Affect Spousal Support in a San Diego Divorce?

Will Infidelity Affect Spousal Support in a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Will infidelity affect spousal support or the division of property in a San Diego divorce?  Generally speaking, infidelity is not relevant to divorce proceedings in California.  California is a “no fault” state, and the Court will presume the reason for the divorce is simply irreconcilable differences. How will infidelity affect spousal support in our case?  The need for spousal support …

Small Business Owners in a San Diego Divorce

Serving Small Business Owners in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

There are a multitude of small businesses here in San Diego and across Southern California.  When their marriages are coming to an end a business owner or licensed professional has many important interests to protect.  This is why you need the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq who have decades of experience serving small business owners in a …

How Does a Legal Separation Relate to Divorce in California

How Does a Legal Separation Relate to Divorce in California

Pierre Domercq Legal Separation

How does a legal separation relate to divorce in California and when should you consider a legal separation in Carlsbad and North County San Diego? The process of a legal separation is very much like getting a divorce.  One party files a petition with the Family Court for a legal separation and the other party must respond.  As in a …

How is a Family Owned Business Divided in a San Diego Divorce

How is a Family Owned Business Divided in a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How is a family owned business divided in a San Diego divorce in Carlsbad?  If the business was in the family and the spouse owned their position in the company prior to the marriage it may be at least partially considered to be separate property.  There will be a lot of questions regarding the use of marital funds to support …