What is Palimony – Why is It Important to Couples Who Live Together?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

“Palimony” is a term that was made famous in a case involving the Actor Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen and many other films). Mr. Marvin lived with Michele Triola for several years. When they finally separated Ms. Triola sued Marvin alleging he owed her “Palimony” (a play on the word alimony, now known as spousal support). Ms. Triola asserted that …

Is Family Support an Option in Your Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is “family support” and how can this help to actually allow both parties to keep more money each month after a divorce? In many Carlsbad divorce cases, the final decree includes orders for child support and spousal support. One must consider the effect of taxation upon these payments. Child support is not deductable for the person who pays it, …

California Divorce Rate Highest in the Nation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent article in a local newspaper noted that southern California has the highest divorce rate in the nation with more than 30 divorces filed on average every day of the year. Many myths surround the cost of a divorce, including the myth that attorneys drive these costs substantially higher. This is simply untrue. The greatest source of “cost” in …

What is “Family Support” and is this Legal in California?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

The term “Family Support” is a strategy supported in California based upon IRS tax code. Family Support generally applies to the combination of child support and spousal support payments in a North County San Diego divorce settlement. Under IRS tax code, child support is not taxable to the recipient, nor can it be deducted by the person paying child support. …

California man submits initiative to end alimony

Pierre Domercq Divorce

An Orange County man is attempting to put an end to alimony. Currently, signatures are being gathered for the initiative that is intended to stop alimony (also known as spousal support). Secretary of State Alex Padilla granted permission to supporters of the initiative to begin the process of gathering signatures. This group will need to gather 365,880 signatures from registered …

Khloe Kardashian’s divorce gives example of unique prenup

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Though it may not come as a surprise to some California residents, another one of the Kardashian women has taken strides to become single again. This time it was Khloe Kardashian who headed to divorce court. Last week she filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Lamar Odom, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple took measures to draw up …

Q: My husband keeps telling me he thinks he should divorce me because he will soon inherit his parents’ Carlsbad estate…

Pierre Domercq Divorce

…and he doesn’t want me to get any of it. I think he is also fearful he will have to pay me alimony for the rest of my life. We have only been married for 7 years, have no children and we currently live in a modest home in Encinitas, California. How can I assure him I am willing to …