How Permanent Spousal Support is Determined in a Carlsbad Divorce

How Permanent Spousal Support is Determined in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Are you wondering how permanent spousal support is determined in a Carlsbad divorce?  Temporary spousal support (if it has been ordered) was established to get the parties through the divorce process.  The existence of temporary spousal support and/or the amount ordered by the Court is often quite different from the amount and terms of a permanent spousal support order. There …

The Promise of a New Year – San Diego Divorce and Family Law

The Promise of a New Year

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Burke & Domercq, APC sends best wishes to all of San Diego to all as we celebrate the last day of one of the hardest years of most of our lives while contemplating the promise of a new year. 2020 presented us with the greatest common challenge in our lifetimes – COVID-19.  The pandemic has disrupted every aspect of life …

What Are My Legal Rights as a Father in a San Diego Family Law Case?

What Are My Legal Rights as a Father in a San Diego Family Law Case?

Pierre Domercq Family Law

We are often asked “What are my legal rights as a father?” in a San Diego family law case.  There is a national law firm who markets “Father’s Rights.”  The fact of the legal matter in California is this: Under California family law a “father” has exactly precisely the same rights when it comes to divorce, child custody and parenting …

How Long Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support after a San Diego Divorce?

How Long Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support after a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “how long will I have to pay spousal support after a San Diego divorce?”  Is this going to last months?  Years?  Do I have to pay spousal support until they pass away or remarry? These are all valid questions.  Let’s begin with the question “why is spousal support awarded?”  Under California family law, spousal support is …

Pre-Planning Before a Second Marriage in San Diego - Prenuptial Contract

Pre-Planning Before a Second Marriage in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Prenuptial Agreement

Why is pre-planning before a second marriage in San Diego an important process?  How can the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq work with you to protect your interests as you consider a new marriage? Remarriage and blended families are much more common these days here in San Diego and across the nation. What legal issues are important …

What Will Judge Consider When Determining Spousal Support San Diego

What Will the Judge Consider When Determining Spousal Support?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Many clients ask us whether or not spousal support will be ordered as part of their San Diego divorce case.  What will the Judge consider when determining spousal support in your case?  Unlike child support, where there is a specific formula to follow, spousal support has no such formula and is based on complex California family law. There are several …