Should You Consider Mediation as Part of Your San Diego Divorce?

Should You Consider Mediation as Part of Your San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

Should you consider mediation as part of your San Diego divorce?  Mediation should always be a tool when approaching a divorce.  This is especially true if you have children, if either or both parties own their own business or if the marriage involves substantial assets.  Remember, retirement plans are usually at least partially if not entirely marital assets and the …

Important Issues to Address in a San Diego Parenting Plan - Divorce

Important Issues to Address in a San Diego Parenting Plan

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the most important issues to address in a San Diego parenting plan?  What is the best strategy to achieve your own goals and objectives while preserving the “best interests of the child(ren)?” The parenting plan is a document which details everything about the life of the child during and after a divorce including but not limited to: How …

Pay Child Support in San Diego if Parenting Time is Equally Divided

Do You Have to Pay Child Support in San Diego if Parenting Time is Equally Divided?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Do you have to pay child support in San Diego if parenting time is equally divided?  There are many factors which go into the determination of child support in a San Diego divorce, as well as post-decree modifications to existing orders of support.  The amount of parenting time is one of those factors, but not the deciding factor. It is …

A Sound San Diego Divorce Strategy Should Involve Give and Take

A Sound San Diego Divorce Strategy Should Involve Give and Take

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A sound San Diego divorce strategy should involve give and take and a sound understanding that family law cases are in most situations rarely a “win” or “lose” proposition.  There are absolutely specific issues and positions which cannot be negotiable and the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have a proven track record of protecting our client’s interests …

Difference Between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce CA

What is the Difference Between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce in San Diego?  An uncontested divorce, often called a dissolution, can occur when the parties have reached agreement upon every issue associated with their divorce.  A Family Court Judge cannot grant a divorce unless and until every relevant issue is completely resolved.  This includes, but is not limited …

Will There Be a Trial At Your Divorce - Contested Divorce Attorneys

Will There Be a Trial At Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Will there be a trial at your divorce in San Diego?  The answer to that question is not a simple “yes” or “no.”  It comes down to the unique circumstances of your situation.  While the majority of divorce cases in San Diego do not involve a trial there are situations which require placing an issue before the Court. A divorce …

Why Is the Settlement Agreement Important in a Carlsbad Divorce Case

Is The Settlement Agreement Important in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is a “Settlement Agreement” and is the Settlement Agreement important in a Carlsbad divorce case?  The Settlement Agreement is a written document which captures and memorializes (preserves, thoroughly describes) any agreement(s) reached between former spouses or domestic partners who are separating or divorcing. What makes the Settlement Agreement important in a Carlsbad divorce is the way it serves as …