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 …

How will the Court Differentiate Community Property From Separate Property in your Carlsbad or San Diego divorce?

How Will the Court Differentiate Community Property From Separate Property

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

We are often asked how the Court will differentiate community property from separate property in a Carlsbad divorce case.  You are required to fully, truthfully and accurately disclose all assets, property, investments, retirement accounts, business or professional practice interests, collections, debts, obligations, loans and credit cards to the Court at the outset of your divorce.  You will be required to …

Why is The Length of the Marriage Important in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Why is The Length of the Marriage Important in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Why is the length of the marriage important in a Carlsbad divorce?  California Family Law presumes a marriage which lasted longer than 10 years to be of long duration.   Two of the primary issues associated with the length of the marriage are spousal support and the division of community property. Spousal support is designed to provide additional financial resources to …