Dividing Community Property Equally in a Carlsbad Divorce

Dividing Community Property Equally in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

California family law provides provisions for dividing community property equally in a Carlsbad divorce.  However, what constitutes “community” property and how can you ensure that not only are all assets fully disclosed but accurately valued? The “community” is established by the marriage and lasts until the “date of separation.”  Any debt or asset acquired by either or both of the …

When Divorcing Spouses Co-Own a Business in San Diego

What Happens When Divorcing Spouses Co-Own a Business in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

What happens when divorcing spouses co-own a business in San Diego?  What happens to the business during community property division? When the soon-to-be divorcing spouses co-own a business in San Diego they must give serious consideration to this important asset and how it will be handled during the course of the divorce.  What is to become of the business itself?  …

You Can Recover Money Spent on an Affair in Your Carlsbad Divorce

Can You Recover Money Spent on an Affair in Your Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Can you recover money spent on an affair in your Carlsbad divorce?  We are often asked about the impact of an affair on a divorce case.  Basically, the fact that one or both of the spouses had an affair during the marriage may be irrelevant.  California presumes irreconcilable differences as the reason for a divorce.  You don’t have to prove …

What Can I Keep as Separate Property in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Are you searching for information about what you can keep as separate property in a Carlsbad or San Diego divorce?  What is the difference between the characterization of “community property” and that which a spouse may keep apart from property division as “separate property” in the divorce? Any asset or debt acquired or obtained before the marriage or after the …

Why is Valuation So Important in a San Diego Divorce – Asset Division

Why is Valuation So Important in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is “valuation” and why is valuation so important in a San Diego divorce case?  The issue of valuation is associated with community property division and how the debts and assets of the parties are characterized and ultimately divided. We’ve covered the concepts of “community property” and “separate property” extensively on this site, so this discussion is going to focus …

Date of Separation and Legal Separation in San Diego – Family Law

Date of Separation and Legal Separation in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Legal Separation

What is the relationship between the date of separation and legal separation in San Diego?  Why would spouses seeking to end their marriage consider a legal separation instead of completing the divorce process? Let’s take the second question first.  Why would anyone considering the end of their marriage choose to go through a legal separation?  The only basic difference between …

You Need an Attorney When There is a Business in a San Diego Divorce

Why Do You Need an Attorney When There is a Business in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Why do you need an attorney when there is a business in a San Diego divorce?  Do you or your soon-to-be former spouse own a small company or have business interests or a professional practice?  Did you know that the valuation and division of the community’s interest in a business asset is one of the most contentious, financially and legally …