What Establishes the Date of Separation

What Establishes the Date of Separation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why is the date of separation important in a North County 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 …

What Happens to Joint Accounts During a Divorce

What Happens to Joint Accounts During a Divorce

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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 …

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

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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 …

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 …

Establishing the Date of Separation is an Important Step in Divorce

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Establishing the date of separation is an important step in a divorce in North County. 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 establishing the date of separation …

Why the “Date of Separation” is a Critical Date in the California Divorce Process

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What is the “Date of Separation” in a California or North County divorce and why is this date so important? The date of separation has been a controversial topic in California family law for many years. Fortunately, a recent Court decision and resulting legislation has clarified this critical issue. A new law went into effect January 1, 2017 which helped …

Get the Date of Separation Right in Your North County Divorce

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Why is it so important to get the date of separation right in your North County 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 …

Keep Separate Property Separate During a North County Divorce

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What is “separate property” in a North County 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 …

What Constitutes the Date of Separation in a North County Divorce

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What constitutes the date of separation in a North County divorce and why is this such an important date in the process of your divorce in Carlsbad Oceanside Encinitas or anywhere in 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 …