Protecting Substantial Assets in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you concerned about protecting substantial assets in a North County divorce?  Do you own rental or investment real estate?  Do you have substantial savings, investment and or retirement accounts?  Are you or your former spouse the owners of a business or a partner in a professional practice?  What steps should you take to prepare for divorce and to protect …

Dividing Retirement Assets with High Balances in a Divorce

Dividing Retirement Assets with High Balances in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Dividing retirement assets with high balances in a divorce requires experience, legal skill and specialized Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or QDROs.  Almost every divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in North County San Diego involves a retirement account, 401k, IRA, pension or social security issue.  Retirement assets which are begun or contributed to during the course of the marriage are going …

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 …

Planning and Sound Counsel are Keys to Divorce in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Have you reached the point where you are considering the end of your marriage? Planning and sound counsel are keys to divorce in North County. The experienced and proven divorce and family law attorneys at Burke & Domercq provide our clients with a sound understanding of the process, and advice which is informed by decades of experience before the family …

How Will a 401(k) be Handled in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How will a 401(k) and other retirement vehicles be handled in a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County San Diego? Retirement assets such as a 401(k) are considered in the same manner as “community property” and marital contributions are usually fairly or equally divided between the parties. If you entered the marriage with a balance in your 401(k) …

Retirement Assets and Property Division in a North County San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are issues such as retirement assets and property division in a North County San Diego divorce handled? Does social security, retirement benefits or a pension come into play? Almost every North County or Carlsbad divorce case involves the division of retirement assets. The experienced divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq provide sound advice and counsel to prevent the division …

Gray Divorce in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The term “Gray Divorce” has gained a lot of visibility in the past several years. Gray divorce refers to cases when the parties are 50 years of age or older. There were concerns in recent studies which showed gray divorce had doubled over the past 30 years. It may provide some comfort to know the rate of gray divorce is …