When Do You Need a Carlsbad Child Custody Attorney

When Do You Need a Carlsbad Child Custody Attorney?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

When do you need a Carlsbad child custody attorney?  What determines child custody in a divorce case, and how can a parent pursue changes in North County San Diego child custody orders? Our local Courts are always focused on what is in the best interest of the child. Generally speaking, local Judges and Magistrates believe it is in the best …

Disputes Regarding Spousal Support Resolved in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pre-Planning Goes a Long Way in a High Asset Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you considering a divorce in North County San Diego and concerned about significant assets such as investment or trust accounts, retirement accounts, real estate, business interests, and valuable collections?  Pre-planning goes a long way in a high asset divorce in Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Oceanside and Vista.  How are substantial assets handled in a divorce, and what can …

Needed to Modify Child Support in Carlsbad

What is Needed to Modify Child Support in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

What elements are needed to modify child support in North County San Diego?  Our Family Law Courts will not simply accept every case or hear every request for modification of child support.  Child support orders are contained within the “Settlement Agreement” of your divorce paperwork.  In many cases, the specific verbiage in the agreement establishes the “Status Quo” for both …

Dealing with Retirement Funds During Divorce Negotiations

Dealing with Retirement Funds During Divorce Negotiations

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Dealing with retirement funds during divorce negotiations is especially important in a “Gray Divorce” or divorce over 50.  While the overall divorce rate in California and around the country has remained fairly stable in recent years, divorces among older couples has increased sharply.  Between 1990 and 2014, the rate of divorces involving people over the age of 50 doubled, and …

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 …

Does Domestic Violence Affect Spousal Support

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Spousal Support?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How does domestic violence affect spousal support in a Carlsbad divorce?  Domestic violence can and will have an impact on issues such as child custody and parenting time, child support and spousal support here in North County San Diego divorce cases.  One example involved a case where the husband and wife had been married for over 32 years.  The couple …

Former Spouses Agree to Waive Child Support

Can Former Spouses Agree to Waive Child Support in a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can former spouses agree to waive child support in a San Diego divorce?  If the couple has evenly split the assets and is sharing parenting responsibilities will that suffice? The short answer in most cases is simply “no.” California family law specifically addresses this issue.  Parents are not allowed to waive child support, and in some cases this can actually …