Experienced Carlsbad Child Custody Attorneys

Experienced Carlsbad Child Custody Attorneys

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

North County and Carlsbad child custody and parenting time issues can be some of the most emotionally challenging and legally complex issues associated with family law.  The experienced Carlsbad child custody attorneys at Burke and Domercq have decades of experience in these matters.  We protect the interests of our clients, and work to accomplish their goals and objectives in legal …

Do Mothers Have an Advantage in Child Custody Cases?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked “Do mothers have an advantage in child custody decisions during a North County or Carlsbad divorce?” California family law makes it quite clear there is no automatic bias toward either parent from the law’s perspective. There is a general perspective that mothers are awarded more parenting time than fathers, but this isn’t based upon gender. It’s …

Emotional Responses Add Time and Cost to a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The primary source of cost in a divorce is the amount of discord and disagreement between the parties. How do you handle conflict and are you aware when your former spouse is pushing your emotional buttons? One of the most profitable skills to work on during your North County divorce is the ability to manage powerful emotion and recognize emotional …

How will Spousal Support Change Under the New Tax Law

Pierre Domercq Divorce

The tax recent tax reform signed into law late last year produced significant changes which will impact many divorce cases in North County. The new law changed the nature of income and how deductions and tax credits will be handled in a divorce case, especially as it relates to spousal support. Most North County parents will be able to deduct …

How Are Belongings, Assets and Debts Divided in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are belongings, personal property, assets and debts divided in a North County divorce? The legal term for these issues is “community property.” Community property is to be divided equally between the parties. While this may sound easy and straight forward, the reality is completely different in many Oceanside, Encinitas and Carlsbad divorce cases. Community property encompasses any asset or …

How Does Standard of Living Affect Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How does standard of living affect spousal support in a North County divorce case? How will the standard of living be determined in our case? The standard of living enjoyed by the couple during the course of their marriage is one of the key factors when determining the amount of spousal support. The general idea is to balance the standard …

Spousal Support in Long Term Marriages

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How is spousal support generally handled in divorces associated with long term marriages in North County? Generally speaking our courts consider a long term marriage as one which lasted more than ten years. In these cases the court will often consider either a more substantive spousal support, a longer term of support or a combination of both. There are many …

How to Achieve a Cost Effective Divorce in North County

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Most people who are considering the end of a marriage are seeking information on how to achieve a divorce. The fact is more than 70% of those who begin a divorce in California attempt to do it on their own. Most believe this will save money. Unfortunately more than half of these cases languish for more than a year ultimately …

All Assets of a Business or Practice Must be Considered During Valuation

Pierre Domercq Professional Practice & Business Ownership

All assets of a business or professional practice must be considered during the valuation of that asset during a North County divorce. This is especially true when establishing the value of a small business. According to a recent analysis by the US Treasury Department, the vast majority of American businesses are small companies, often without any employees or owners other …