Does Domestic Violence Affect Spousal Support

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Spousal Support?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How does domestic violence affect spousal support in a North County divorce?  Domestic violence can and will have an impact on issues such as child custody and parenting time, child support and spousal support here in North County San Diego divorce cases.  One example involved a case where the husband and wife had been married for over 32 years.  The …

Former Spouses Agree to Waive Child Support

Can Former Spouses Agree to Waive Child Support in a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can former spouses agree to waive child support in a San Diego divorce?  If the couple has evenly split the assets and is sharing parenting responsibilities will that suffice? The short answer in most cases is simply “no.” California family law specifically addresses this issue.  Parents are not allowed to waive child support, and in some cases this can actually …

calculation of the value of a business in a North County

Calculation of the Value of a Business in a North County San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

If you are considering a divorce and you or your spouse jointly or separately own an interest in a business one of the most important issues will be the calculation of the value of a business in a North County San Diego divorce case.  When a divorce includes a business or professional practice the first step to determine the community …

Modification of Spousal Support Orders in North County

Modification of Spousal Support Orders in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

If you live in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or Vista and are concerned about the modification of spousal support orders in North County you will need and experienced local lawyer.  The attorneys at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience in local family law Courts and extensive experience with spousal support orders and modifications. Does spousal support continue until death do …

Saving Time and Money When Getting a Divorce

Saving Time and Money When Getting a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are the best strategies for saving time and money when getting a divorce?  Here are some ideas to help make your divorce process more cost-efficient: Before you meet with an attorney you should spell out your goals and your concerns in writing.  Any questions which come to mind concerning the divorce should be written before you meet with the …

What is Mediation And how Can it Help in a North County Divorce

What is Mediation And how Can it Help in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

What is mediation and how can it help in a North County divorce?  Mediation is a cost effective and timely alternative to resolving differences in a North County divorce, child custody & visitation, child support, spousal support or family law dispute through litigation in a Court of Law. Mediation is designed to bring the parties in a family law dispute …

Migration Patterns are Linked to Divorce and Parenting Time

Declining Migration Patterns are Linked to Divorce and Parenting Time

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent University of Connecticut study which suggests declining migration patterns are linked to divorce and parenting time issues.  With both divorce and the trend toward joint custody continuing to rise, parents in California and elsewhere in the country may be less likely to move out of state because it means losing custody of their children.  The divorce rate has …

You Must Fully Disclose All Assets and Debts in a Divorce

You Must Fully Disclose All Assets and Debts in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

You must fully disclose all assets and debts in a divorce here in Carlsbad, Encinitas or Oceanside.  California law clearly requires every individual to make a full, transparent disclosure of all financial assets and liabilities in a divorce. We are often asked “what specifically must be disclosed?” The short answer is simply any and all information you possess regarding an …