Spouse Earned Income During Your Marriage Which is Still Unpaid

What Happens if Your Spouse Earned Income During Your Marriage Which is Still Unpaid?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

What happens if your spouse earned income during your marriage which is still unpaid such as commissions, bonuses, deferred compensation or Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)?  How are these assets valued and accounted for during a Carlsbad or North County divorce? Are you married to a high wage earner or licensed professional?  Is your former spouse an artist, in a creative …

changes in income after your divorce

How will Changes in Income After Your Divorce Affect Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How will changes in income after your divorce in North County or Carlsbad affect your spousal support? While this is a complex legal issue, the short answer is a change in the income of either party may have an effect on spousal support. In some cases it may not. Spousal support is generally intended to ensure former spouses leave the …

How Do I Get an Increase in Child Support

How Do I Get an Increase in Child Support in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Children grow and associated expenses increase.  Have you been wondering “How do I get an increase in child support in North County San Diego to offset new expenses?” Child support modification is based upon a change in the “status quo” toward the end of your initial divorce case. California has established a child support guideline calculator.  The Judge used this …

Business an Asset or Income During a Divorce

Is Business an Asset or Income During a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

Is business an asset or income during a divorce in North County or North County San Diego?  How do you disclose business ownership and what are the issues for each of the former spouses? A business or professional practice is absolutely an asset during a divorce.  California is a community property state and all community property must be divided evenly.  …

Valuation Isn't Just for a Business in a Divorce

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 North County or Carlsbad 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 …