When You Should Consider a Prenup - Prenuptial Agreement San Diego

When You Should Consider a Prenup?

Pierre Domercq Prenuptial Agreement

What are some examples of when you should consider a prenup and how is it a positive and not a negative in a serious relationship which is headed for marriage? A prenuptial agreement, more commonly referred to as a “prenup” often has a negative bias attached to its name and the underlying concept.  Why would you want to negotiate a …

Does the Process of a Divorce Treat Assets and Debt Equally - Family Law

Does the Process of a Divorce Treat Assets and Debt Equally?

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

We are often asked “does the process of a divorce treat assets and debt equally?  Will our property and debts be divided 50/50? Virtually every divorce in San Diego involves the distribution of assets and debts.  Assets will include everything from the family home to personal property, a business or professional practice, retirement accounts or pensions, investments, real property and …

How is an Inheritance Handled in a Carlsbad Divorce - Property Division

How is an Inheritance Handled in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

How is an inheritance handled in a Carlsbad divorce and what do you need to know if you received an inheritance during the marriage or may expect one during the process of the divorce itself?  Is an inheritance considered to be community property or a separate asset? Let’s handle the issue of community property verses a separate asset first.  Here …

How Does California Family Law Affect Pets in a Divorce in San Diego?

How Does California Family Law Affect Pets in a Divorce Here in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Pets

How does California family law affect pets in a divorce here in San Diego?  Pets are obviously beloved members of the family.  What is to become of the family dog, cat, bird, snakes, ferret or pet after the divorce? Until recent years pets in California were unfortunately considered more like community property.  Under recent changes to California family law pets …

How Will a CalSTRS Retirement Account Be Divided - San Diego Divorce

How Will a CalSTRS Retirement Account Be Divided in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Retirement Asset Division

How will a CalSTRS retirement account be divided in a San Diego divorce?  Teachers have a unique retirement plan here in California known as the State Teachers Retirement System or CalSTRS.  What happens when one (or both) of the spouses is a teacher during a divorce? Generally speaking, retirement accounts which were established or contributed to during the course of …

Valuation of Your Business During a San Diego Divorce - Property Division

Valuation of Your Business During a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

The valuation of your business during a San Diego divorce can be a challenge.  How do you establish the “community’s” portion of the valuation of a company or professional practice during a divorce? There are many ways to position the present value of a business, and as a result, a spouse’s community interest in the business.  The owner of the business …