Difference Between Community Property and Separate Property Divorce

What is the Difference Between Community Property and Separate Property in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

What is the difference between community property and separate property in a San Diego divorce?  Why is this important and how can you best protect your interests? Here in California, all community assets and debts are to be equally divided between the parties.  Community property is considered to be any asset or debt which was obtained or incurred by either …

Do you have Quasi-Community Property in Your San Diego Divorce?

Do you have Quasi-Community Property in Your San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Do you have quasi-community property in your San Diego divorce?  What is the nature of community property versus separate property and when could an asset or liability be considered quasi-community property in your San Diego divorce? Here in California, the community property of a couple must be equally divided during a divorce.  Community property includes all assets and debts which …

Student Loans and the Division of Debts in a San Diego Divorce

Student Loans and the Division of Debts in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens with student loans and the division of debts in a San Diego divorce?  How are assets and debts characterized and divided during a divorce? The division of community property is a complex process in many San Diego divorce cases.  Generally speaking, property and debt acquired before the marriage is considered to be “separate” from the community assets of …

the Date of Separation a Critical Date

Why is the Date of Separation a Critical Date in the Divorce Process

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why is the Date of Separation a critical date in a California or North County divorce?  A fairly recent Court decision and new law has clarified this critical issue. The “Date of Separation” is legally the day when the “community” between the spouses ends, and the parties are able to engage in financial matters and decisions as individuals.  The Date …

when should i file for a divorce

When Should I file for a divorce in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “When should I file for a divorce and does it matter if I file first?  California residents who are considering divorce may be interested to learn that the most common times to file are in January, March and August. These three months do have a common denominator; they all symbolize a new beginning for those looking …

How Should Divorcing Couples Divide their Homes

How Should Divorcing Couples Divide their Homes

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How should divorcing couples divide their homes in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or Vista?  When California couples divorce, property division issues such as the family home can be challenging and drawn out.  Often, each spouse has something that he or she wants and is willing to make concessions to get.  However, a challenge presents itself with the couple’s home, which tends …