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 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 …

What Impact Will an Affair Have Upon Spousal Support

What Impact Will an Affair Have Upon Spousal Support?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What impact will an affair have upon spousal support in an Oceanside, Encinitas or Carlsbad divorce?  We are often asked questions regarding the conduct of the other spouse and the impact it will have upon all aspects of the divorce including: Spousal Support Child Custody and Parenting Time Division of Property and Disposition of the Family Home Most people believe …

Court Order a Stay At Home Mom to Get a Job

Can The Court Order a Stay At Home Mom to Get a Job After a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Can the Court order a stay at home mom to get a job after a divorce?  What is a “Gavron Warning” and what impact can that have upon a spouse who hasn’t worked for several years or who stayed at home to care for the children? Generally speaking, California holds parents equally responsible for providing for their children after a …

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 …

Principles Can Be Expensive in a Divorce

Principles Can Be Expensive in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We often hear from our clients “…but it’s the principle of the issue…” during a case.  It is important to understand principles can be expensive in a divorce and often aren’t even advantageous to our client’s case.  While there issues which are important to place before the Court when other strategies have not succeeded, there are also times when the …

What Happens When a Business Asset in a Divorce is Losing Money?

What Happens When a Business Asset in a Divorce is Losing Money?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What happens when a business asset in a divorce is losing money?  In a North County San Diego divorce all assets of the parties must be divided according to California’s community property laws.  This includes the ownership interests in a business or professional practice. Normally, the business would undergo an independent “valuation” to establish the value of the community’s ownership …

Can Child Support Be Based on More than Present Income

Can Child Support Be Based on More than Present Income?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can child support be based on more than present income in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  California family law establishes clear guidelines for the calculation of child support.  However, it is interesting to note that child support is not simply based upon present earnings for either spouse.  The Court is to look at each spouse’s ability to pay and …

College Education or Professional License be an Asset with Value

Can a College Education or Professional License be an Asset with Value in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Can a college education or professional license be an asset with value in a divorce?  California has extensive case law regarding the value of an education or professional license that was obtained during the course of the marriage.  California recognizes the sacrifice that both parties must make in order to complete an education or to obtain a professional license, especially …