Mediation a Strategy You Should Consider in Your Divorce

Is Mediation a Strategy You Should Consider in Your Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

Is mediation a strategy you should consider in your divorce?  Why is mediation such an effective tool and how can it help in your own divorce case? Let’s begin with a few important facts: The greatest factor that determines the cost and time associated with a divorce is the ability of the parties to work through areas of disagreement to …

Spousal Support and the Ability to Work

Spousal Support and the Ability to Work During and After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

A recent case in a California appellate court helps to shed some light on spousal support and the ability to work if you are to receive support during and after a divorce. The case in the Second District Court of Appeals shows the burden proof on a party who claims they cannot gain meaningful work is on the party requesting …

Modify Support Orders in North County

Don’t Wait to Take Action to Modify Support Orders in North County

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

You shouldn’t wait to take action to modify support orders in North County.  The recent impact of COVID-19 on the Courts and their resulting closure for several weeks has had a significant impact on an already heavy case load.  This makes it more important than ever to seek the advice and sound counsel of Burke & Domercq as to how …

Reducing Spousal Support through Vocational Evaluation in a Divorce

Reducing Spousal Support through Vocational Evaluation

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “What should I do if I want to minimize the amount of support I have to pay my soon to be ex-wife?  Contact the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq and learn more about reducing spousal support after a divorce through vocational evaluation. There are actually a number of legal ways to reduce the …

Reduce or Eliminate Spousal Support

Can You Reduce or Eliminate Spousal Support in North County?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Can you reduce or eliminate spousal support in North County?  The recent impact of COVID-19 on the local business community has affected the income of many households here in Carlsbad and North County.  How will a layoff, furlough or the loss of a job affect your spousal support obligations? Many people incorrectly believe that once a judge has issued a …

Amount or Duration of Spousal Support

Dispute over the Amount or Duration of Spousal Support in Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Are you involved in a dispute over the amount or duration of spousal support in a North County or Carlsbad divorce? Spousal support is one of the issues which often causes disagreement between divorcing couples here in Carlsbad. Unlike child support, which is based upon established guidelines (for the most part), spousal support is much more “negotiable” and is based …

Mediation a Strategy You Should Consider in Your Divorce

How You Approach Your Divorce has Short and Long Term Consequences

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How you approach your divorce has short and long term consequences you may not be aware of, especially if you have children. The manner with which the parties conduct themselves during the divorce process will have a significant impact on not only their emotional journey through the divorce itself, but their long term happiness as well. Divorce is obviously an …

How are Social Security Benefits Managed in a Carlsbad Divorce

How are Social Security Benefits Managed in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are Social Security benefits managed in a Carlsbad divorce?  The number of divorces in couples over the age of 55 often referred to as “Gray Divorces” has significantly increased over the past several years. Usually the couple has been married for quite some time and crucial issues in the divorce include the division of community property, business ownership, spousal …