How are Social Security benefits divided in a North County divorce

How are Social Security Benefits divided in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are Social Security benefits divided in a North County divorce?  If you or your spouse receive Social Security will a divorce affect your payments? The number of divorces in those above the age of 52 has substantially increased over the past few decades. Here in California most are committed to enjoying the outdoors lifestyle and are committed to remaining …

Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

How is Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Are you concerned about your ability to support yourself financially after a divorce? How is spousal support established in a North County divorce? If you are going to receive support from your former spouse, how long will it last?  Will you have to find employment and become self-sustaining?  These are often among the first concerns our clients share when meeting …

Considered to be Domestic Violence

What is Considered to be Domestic Violence in North County?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What is considered to be domestic violence in North County and what impact can domestic violence have upon a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or Vista? Legally, domestic violence is considered to include intentional or reckless physical, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse as well as threats of abuse when both parties have been involved in an “intimate” relationship.  This includes living …

Will I Get Spousal Support

Will I Get Spousal Support in my Carlsbad or North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “Will I Get Spousal Support in my (Carlsbad or North County) Divorce?  Spousal support is intended to balance the financial strength of each party at the outset of a divorce (temporary spousal support) and once final orders have been issued.  Unlike child support where there is a specific guideline calculator provided under state law, spousal support …

Impact Will Remarrying Have Upon a Prior Divorce Settlement

What Impact Will Remarrying Have Upon a Prior Divorce Settlement?

Pierre Domercq Family Law

What impact will remarrying have upon a prior divorce settlement?  If you or your former spouse remarries it may directly change some of the orders from a prior divorce settlement. Remarrying will absolutely change the financial “status quo” of previous spouses which may require the modification of previous orders.  It may also signify an immediate end of some support obligations. …

Seeking Modifications to your North County or Carlsbad Divorce Orders

Seeking Modifications to your North County or Carlsbad Divorce Orders

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

Are you seeking modifications to your North County or Carlsbad divorce orders?  What must occur for you to successfully pursue a change in orders relating to: spousal support child support child custody or parenting time domestic violence or abuse The answer to your question is actually quite legally complex.  The decision of whether or not the Court will hear your …

Temporary Spousal Support Calculated

How is Temporary Spousal Support Calculated in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How is temporary spousal support calculated in a North County San Diego divorce case?  What is the difference between a “temporary” order and a “permanent” order and why does this matter? Lets begin with the second question first.  “Temporary” orders are issued by the Judge in your case near the outset of the divorce.  These orders are designed to keep …

Stop Spousal Support if Your Ex Cohabitates or Remarries

Can You Stop Spousal Support if Your Ex Cohabitates or Remarries

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Can you stop spousal support if your ex cohabitates or remarries in the future?  What do you need to know about spousal support today to prevent issues down the road? During the process of a divorce it is quite common for the income of one spouse to be substantially less than the other.  One spouse may have left the workforce …

Request Modification of Your Divorce Decree

Request Modification of Your Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

How do you request modification of your divorce decree for child custody & parenting time, child support or spousal support?  Why won’t the Court hear every request for these changes? If a change is minor and both parties are in complete agreement you may file a motion requesting the change and approval by the Court.  This simply requires the review …