Cell Phone Impact Your North County Divorce

How Can a Cell Phone Impact Your North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How can modern technology such as your cell phone impact your North County divorce?  Electronic trails may help to prove the existence of non-disclosed financial accounts, domestic violence and the existence of emotional abuse and controlling behaviors.  What information can electronic records provide and how could it affect crucial outcomes such as child custody or property division? Text messages and …

Dealing with Retirement Funds During Divorce Negotiations

Dealing with Retirement Funds During Divorce Negotiations

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Dealing with retirement funds during divorce negotiations is especially important in a “Gray Divorce” or divorce over 50.  While the overall divorce rate in California and around the country has remained fairly stable in recent years, divorces among older couples has increased sharply.  Between 1990 and 2014, the rate of divorces involving people over the age of 50 doubled, and …

Having a Child Before Marriage no Longer Means a Higher Divorce Rate

Having a Child Before Marriage no Longer Means a Higher Divorce Rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Having a child before marriage no longer means a higher divorce rate in California.  California couples whose marriages end in divorce can often point to a variety of factors that caused the split.  For years, it was believed that a couple having a child prior to marriage was a sign for an eventual parting of the ways. However, new information is …

How Should Divorcing Couples Divide their Homes

How Should Divorcing Couples Divide their Homes

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How should divorcing couples divide their homes in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside or Vista?  When California couples divorce, property division issues such as the family home can be challenging and drawn out.  Often, each spouse has something that he or she wants and is willing to make concessions to get.  However, a challenge presents itself with the couple’s home, which tends …

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.” …

Who Gets the House in a North County San Diego Divorce

Who Gets the House in a North County San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Who gets to keep the house in a North County San Diego Divorce?  We are often asked this question, however there is (of course) no simple answer.  The family home represents many things to both parties in a divorce. There are many components: financial, emotional, impact on the children, and even pride and the amount of work you’ve invested into …

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 …