Plan the Date of Separation in Your Carlsbad Divorce

Plan the Date of Separation in Your Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why is it so important to plan the date of separation in your Carlsbad divorce?  What is the date of separation and why is it such a critical date? The date of separation was legally changed in California in 2017 by our legislature.  The parties are not required to physically separate anymore, as this can present an unfair economic burden. …

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 …

Carefully Planning and Establishing the Date of Separation

Carefully Planning and Establishing the Date of Separation is an Important Step in Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Carefully planning and establishing the date of separation is an important step in a divorce in Carlsbad.  The date of separation occurs when one of the spouses provides “notification” to the other spouse that they intend to end the marriage, and that spouse takes consistent action after that date to bring the marriage to conclusion. Why is careful planning regarding …

Date of Separation Matter in a Carlsbad Divorce

Why Does the Date of Separation Matter in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why does the Date Of Separation or DOS matter in a Carlsbad divorce?  California divorce law uses the date of separation as an important “line” when dividing community property.  The central asset and debt issues in a divorce are: When did the parties become a “community” When did the parties cease to be a “community” and become separate parties in …

What Establishes the Date of Separation

What Establishes the Date of Separation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why is the date of separation important in a Carlsbad divorce and what actually establishes the date of separation in your divorce? California enacted a new updated law a few years ago to clarify what actually establishes the date of separation in a divorce.  Prior to that date, California law in essence required the parties to physically move apart from …

What Happens to Joint Accounts During a Divorce

What Happens to Joint Accounts During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens to joint accounts during a divorce in North County San Diego?  What do you need to know about handling community funds and your separate money during a divorce? Under California law, all of your income and any monies, investments or assets you’ve accumulated or accessed while married are almost always community property.  There are exceptions for specifically identified …

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 North County or Carlsbad 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 …

You are the Most Important Part of Your Divorce Case

You are the Most Important Part of Your Divorce Case

Pierre Domercq Divorce

It might surprise you to learn that you are the most important part of your divorce case.  You know your former spouse much better than your attorney ever will.  You know a lot more about all bank and investment accounts and liabilities and have access to important financial statements and information.  You actually hold the keys to keeping the costs …

Keep Separate Property Separate During a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is “separate property” in a Carlsbad divorce and how can you ensure separate property is protected from California’s division of community property laws during your divorce? The way you manage your separate property and conduct your affairs immediately leading up to and during the course of your divorce can make a difference in how much of the separate property …