Proposed Tax Reform will Impact Divorce in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How will the proposed tax reform impact divorce in Carlsbad? Spousal support, referred to as “alimony” by the IRS is presently deductible for the payor and taxible for the recipient. Child support is presently neither deductible for the payor nor taxible for the recipient. The tax impact of child support and spousal support is a significant consideration in the majority …

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 …

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 …