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 …

Understanding Spousal Support in North County San Diego

Understanding Spousal Support in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Understanding spousal support in North County San Diego requires experience and a thorough understanding of California family law.  Spousal support is much less of a formula-driven process than child support here in North County San Diego and throughout California.  Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if spousal support is to be awarded.  The experience and expertise …

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders Affect a Divorce

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders Affect a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and restraining orders affect a divorce in many ways here in North County San Diego.  It is not uncommon for our courts to issue restraining orders in domestic violence situations.  A person can request a domestic violence restraining order if he or she has been threatened with abuse or has in fact been abused by a person with …

Ex Wife Starts Living With Another Can You Cut Off Spousal Support

If an Ex Wife Starts Living With Another Can You Cut Off Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

If an ex wife starts living with another can you cut of spousal support payments?  Permanent spousal support is frequently ordered for a specified time or until a specified event, e.g. death or remarriage.  If the recipient of spousal support after an Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista or Carlsbad divorce cohabits with a member of the opposite sex then the legislature has indicated …

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce

Valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce Can be Challenging

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

The valuation of a business interest during a North County divorce can be challenging and in most cases contentious.  How do you establish the “community’s” portion of the valuation of a North County business 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. …

How Does the Length of the Marriage Affect Spousal Support

How Does the Length of the Marriage Affect Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How does the length of the marriage affect spousal support?  How long do you have to be married in California to qualify for spousal support and how is the amount of spousal support determined?  We are often asked these questions regarding spousal support in a divorce case.  In some cases the person asking the question has only been married for …

Concerned about a Gavron Warning in Your Divorce

Should You Be Concerned about a Gavron Warning in Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Should you be concerned about a Gavron Warning in your divorce as it pertains to spousal support?  What is the Gavron Warning, and why is this an important issue in many North County divorce cases?  Under California law the Court may want a recipient of spousal support to become self-sufficient over a period of time and to make reasonable efforts …

Prior Domestic Violence Record May Affect Your Divorce

Prior Domestic Violence Record May Affect Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

A prior domestic violence record may affect your divorce and crucial aspects such as child custody and spousal support.  California residents, and those across the country, are all too familiar with stories of relationships gone bad.  Domestic violence cases are constant fodder for the tabloids and news websites. The extreme situation is one where the relationship involves domestic violence perpetrated …