Retirement Division in a North County Divorce

Retirement Division in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are retirement accounts, pension and social security handled in a North County Divorce? Retirement division in a North County divorce begins with the requirement for all retirement accounts such as 401k or pension plans to be divided equally based upon community property laws.  However, social security is considered “separate” property in a Carlsbad or Oceanside divorce and cannot be …

Resolving Disputes in a North County Parenting Plan

Resolving Disputes in a North County Parenting Plan

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

One of the biggest challenges facing those seeking a divorce in Carlsbad or North County San Diego is child custody. Resolving disputes in a North County parenting plan is crucial to completing your divorce. This will also have a substantial impact on the cost associated with your divorce and the time it takes to complete the process. The experienced child …

Are Millennials Lowering the National Divorce Rate

Are Millennials Lowering the National Divorce Rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are Millennials lowering the national divorce rate?  A new study out of the University of Maryland has determined that the national divorce rate dropped by 18% from 2008 to 2016.  Have the values with which Millennials approach a marriage fundamentally changed the success rates of today’s marriages? The study noted women in new marriages today are much more likely to …

How Does the Length of the Marriage Affect Spousal Support

How Does the Length of the Marriage Affect Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How does the length of the marriage affect spousal support?  How long do you have to be married in California to qualify for spousal support and how is the amount of spousal support determined?  We are often asked these questions regarding spousal support in a divorce case.  In some cases the person asking the question has only been married for …

Resolving Disputes in a North County Divorce Parenting Plan

Resolving Disputes in a North County Divorce Parenting Plan

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

One of the most common challenges facing those seeking a divorce is resolving disputes in a North County divorce parenting plan.  Resolving disputes in child custody issues is crucial to completing your divorce.  This will also have a substantial impact on the cost associated with your divorce and the time it takes to complete the process. The experienced child custody …

How Quickly Can I Get Divorced In Carlsbad or North County

How Quickly Can I Get Divorced In Carlsbad or North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Two questions pop up pretty early in the attorney/client first interview regarding divorce in Carlsbad and North County:  “How quickly can I get divorced in Carlsbad or North County?” is often the first; and “how much will it cost?” is often the second. The Court must have jurisdiction over both spouses for a minimum of 6 months before the marital …

Do Mothers Have an Advantage in Child Custody Cases?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked “Do mothers have an advantage in child custody decisions during a North County or Carlsbad divorce?” California family law makes it quite clear there is no automatic bias toward either parent from the law’s perspective. There is a general perspective that mothers are awarded more parenting time than fathers, but this isn’t based upon gender. It’s …