Older Couples are Divorcing at an Increasing Rate

Older Couples are Divorcing at an Increasing Rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

While surveys show that the nation’s divorce rate may actually be going down, older couples are divorcing at an increasing rate.  Unfortunately, couples over the age of 50 in California and around the country are far more likely to see their marriages fail than they were in decades past.  The rate of what sociologists call “gray divorce” doubled between 1990 …

Property Division in a Divorce Isn't Simply a 50% Division of All Assets

Property Division in a Divorce Isn’t Simply a 50% Division of All Assets

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Property division in a divorce isn’t simply a 50% division of all assets.  Generally speaking, the court is seeking a fair and equal division of community property between the former spouses.  Part of the art and experience our attorneys bring to the table during any divorce are the creative solutions necessary to achieve a fair property division using “offsetting assets.” …

Understanding Spousal Support in North County San Diego

Understanding Spousal Support in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Understanding spousal support in North County San Diego requires experience and a thorough understanding of California family law.  Spousal support is much less of a formula-driven process than child support here in North County San Diego and throughout California.  Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if spousal support is to be awarded.  The experience and expertise …

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders Affect a Divorce

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders Affect a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and restraining orders affect a divorce in many ways here in North County San Diego.  It is not uncommon for our courts to issue restraining orders in domestic violence situations.  A person can request a domestic violence restraining order if he or she has been threatened with abuse or has in fact been abused by a person with …

Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce

How do I Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “How do I keep custody of a pet in a divorce?”  Divorcing husbands and wives in Carlsbad, Oceanside and the surrounding areas sometimes seek custody of their dogs or cats and other pets. Because Carlsbad and Oceanside are so close to the beach, warm sunny days encourage people to spend time outdoors with their pets. Typically, …

Filing taxes after a divorce

Filing Taxes after a Divorce can be Trickier than You Think

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Just about everyone knows that getting a divorce is a complicated undertaking. So too can filing taxes after a divorce in Carlsbad.  And while most people generally consider these two to be non sequiturs, some of our readers are quite familiar with the fact that these two coincide quite frequently and can compound frustrations. That’s because there are a lot …

Discussing Carlsbad Divorce with Non-Lawyers

Discussing Carlsbad Divorce with Non-Lawyers

Pierre Domercq Divorce

When discussing Carlsbad divorce with non-lawyers I routinely get asked what happens when there is no proof. Legal dramas on television are to blame for this one, because most people don’t realize how often important events take place somewhere without security cameras. Does that mean it didn’t happen? Does it mean it can’t be proved?  No and No.  This sometimes …

How Could Social Media Impact a North County Divorce

Attorney-Client Privilege in the Digital Age

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the value of attorney-client privilege in the digital age and how will that affect your divorce in Carlsbad? We’ve all done it. In the digital world we live in it is really easy to make a small, yet very public mistake. Unintentionally hitting “reply all” when sending a clever or sarcastic retort, accidentally “liking” a seriously outdated picture …