Domestic Violence Defined Under Federal and State Law

How is Domestic Violence Defined Under Federal and State Law

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How is domestic violence defined under federal and state law?  Families in California might benefit from learning more about how domestic violence issues are governed by state and federal entities. The state laws are designed to prevent violence from occurring within the family or in intimate relationships. Domestic violence in California may be described as a criminal act that happens …

Answering Your Kid's Hard Questions About Divorce

Answering Your Kid’s Hard Questions About Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you worried about being able to answer your kid’s hard questions about divorce?  It’s very understandable for those planning to divorce to want to prepare as much as possible in advance. It’s not uncommon for spouses to wait for the “right” time to announce the divorce. Usually, they have already been working with one of our Certified Family Law …

Parenting Plans in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Effective Parenting Plans in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked about parenting plans in a North County or Carlsbad divorce. What is a parenting plan, and what is the difference between child custody and parenting time? A parenting plan is an agreement between the spouses which establishes all aspects relating to spending time with your children after a divorce as well as the decisions that will …

Process for Evaluating and Calculating Spousal Support

California Process for Evaluating and Calculating Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the process for evaluating and calculating spousal support in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  When two people legally separate or divorce, the court is concerned about establishing a fairly equal financial playing field for both parties.  As a result, temporary and/or permanent spousal support could be a part of your divorce process. Although this is referred to …

Issues Which Could Influence Child Custody

Issues Which Could Influence Child Custody

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are some of the issues which could influence child custody in a Carlsbad or North County divorce case?  If both parents are deemed to be fit, joint legal custody would typically be ordered for the oversight of educational, medical and other factors.  A shared parenting time schedule is generally preferred as many studies have shown it is best for …

Baby Boomers are More Likely to Divorce than Earlier Generations

Baby Boomers are More Likely to Divorce than Earlier Generations

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Did you know that baby boomers are more likely to divorce than earlier generations?  Individuals in California and across the nation age 50 and older are getting divorced at a higher rate than their parents and grandparents did at the same age. As these baby boomers get older, the likelihood of divorce only increases. Recent studies have shown people 65 …