Served Divorce Papers from the Superior Court in Vista CA

What are Your Options for Responding to a Divorce Petition?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are your options for responding to a divorce petition in Carlsbad or North County San Diego?  What happens if you don’t answer the petition at all? Either party in a California marriage has the right to file a petition for divorce.  You officially become the respondent when the petition and a summons are served.  The first choice you have …

Domestic Violence in a Carlsbad Divorce Case

Domestic Violence in a Carlsbad Divorce Case

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What are the potential impacts of domestic violence in a Carlsbad divorce case?   If you are the victim of domestic violence the experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq work quickly to protect you and your children and seek temporary or permanent protective orders.  Domestic violence can impact everything from spousal support to presence of the abusive spouse …

when should i file for a divorce

When Should I file for a divorce in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “When should I file for a divorce and does it matter if I file first?  California residents who are considering divorce may be interested to learn that the most common times to file are in January, March and August. These three months do have a common denominator; they all symbolize a new beginning for those looking …

You Are Financially Accountable to Your Ex Until the Divorce is Final

You Are Financially Accountable to Your Ex Until the Divorce is Final

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Did you know you are financially accountable to your ex until the divorce is final?  What is a fiduciary duty and how does it govern the behavior of former spouses during a divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in Carlsbad? It is important to understand all aspects of a divorce in Carlsbad, especially when it comes to money.  There are countless …

Grandparent Grandchild Visitation Legal in California

Is Grandparent Grandchild Visitation Legal in California?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Is grandparent grandchild visitation legal in California?  California law is focused upon what is in the best needs of the child, and this extends to the special bond between a child and their grandparent.  There are a number of reasons why a grandparent may need legal assistance to ensure access to their grandchild after a divorce. Divorce situations in North …

Spousal Support Has a Lot to Do with Previous Lifestyle

Spousal Support Has a Lot to Do with Previous Lifestyle

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

The award of spousal support has a lot to do with previous lifestyle and the ability of each spouse to achieve gainful, long term employment.  Carlsbad family law courts are absolutely influenced by the lifestyle enjoyed by the parties during the marriage.  In fact maintaining the “standard of living” of a former spouse after a divorce is the primary reason …

Illegal Recordings During a Divorce

Illegal Recordings During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Do you need to be cautious about illegal recordings during a divorce case?  We are often asked about recorded conversations during any divorce proceeding.  Today’s technology and smart phones make it easy to record conversations.  Many think this will be helpful in the context of a divorce.  Is it legal to record a conversation with your ex-spouse and use the …