Keep Your Family Business During a North County Divorce

Keep Your Family Business During a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

How do you keep your family business during a North County divorce?  Changes in the economy over the past decade have led to the creation of many new small businesses.  It is not uncommon for one or both of the former spouses to be involved in a closely-held business or LLC.  What happens to this business in a divorce action?  …

Hidden Assets in a North County Divorce

Hidden Assets in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens when there are hidden assets in a North County divorce?  Divorcing spouses in California owe one another a fiduciary duty of fair dealing and good faith.  The Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROs) issued at the time of the divorce summons require limitations on financial expenditures and transactions (except in the normal course of business).  This does not provide …

Dealing with Personality Disorders and a Difficult Former Spouse

Dealing with Personality Disorders and a Difficult Former Spouse

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Dealing with personality disorders and a difficult former spouse usually increases the cost and time frame associated with a divorce.  We have often discussed the impact of disagreement and dispute between the parties as the primary source of cost in a North County divorce.  What happens when you former spouse is bullying, argumentative or has a borderline personality disorder or …

Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce in North County

How Does Domestic Violence Affect a Divorce in North County?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious issue in many homes in North County. How does domestic violence affect a divorce including child custody in North County? Domestic violence requires serious attention and legal action to protect spouses and children while reducing or eliminating the potential for future violence to occur.  Here in North County an Emergency Protective Order or EPO may …

An Effective Child Custody Strategy

An Effective Child Custody Strategy Involves the Best Interest of the Child

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What does an effective child custody strategy look like?  Child custody and parenting time issues are often one of the most contentious aspects of a North County Divorce.  How can you put yourself in the best position to gain a positive outcome? California family law focuses on “the best interest of the child” when it comes to custody matters.  An …

Social Media and Electronic Communications

Social Media and Electronic Communications are Important Tools in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

It is important to give careful consideration to your social media and electronic communications such as texting and e-mails before filing for a divorce in Carlsbad or North County.  It is normal to see social media posts and other public profile information presented in divorce cases these days. The attorneys at Burke & Domercq review all available social media and …

Mandatory Settlement Conference

What is a Mandatory Settlement Conference in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is a Mandatory Settlement Conference in a Carlsbad divorce?  Is this necessary in every case? A mandatory settlement conference is a meeting between the former spouses and their attorneys prior to the beginning of trial proceedings in your divorce.  The conference is designed to reduce the burdens on a family law court that is already overburdened by helping to …

Insight into Spousal Support in Carlsbad and North County

Insight into Spousal Support in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked for insight into spousal support in Carlsbad and North County.  Unlike California’s child support guidelines, spousal support is much less rigidly defined and therefore more open to dispute and in worst case scenarios litigation. Here are some things to know about spousal support: 1. Spousal support can either be “temporary” or “permanent.”  Permanent may not mean …