Are more mothers abandoning their children and families?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent CNN article speculated about a trend in the US Census data, showing the number of single fathers raising children increasing from 600,000 in 1982 to over 2,000,000 in 2011. While there are no “hard numbers” the article suggested that there is an increasing number of mothers who are simply feeling “total exhaustion, frustration, a sense of being overwhelmed …

North County or Carlsbad child custody cases and the meaning of Family Code section 3020

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

North County Child Custody issues are triggered when husbands and wives with children divorce. Child Custody issues also arise in Carlsbad or North County Paternity Actions. Child Custody refers to a parent having care, custody, and control of the child. Family Code section 3020 explains that it is California’s Public Policy that: •(a) The children’s health, safety, and welfare are …

Can the Vista Court deprive me of my right to have custody of my child by restricting me to visitation only?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

This question is directly answered by the Court of Appeal in 2004 when it stated: “By fathering a child, father has assumed responsibilities for that child even where those responsibilities may conflict with father’s own needs or desires. [¶] The principle of the best interests of the child is the sine qua non of the family law process governing custody …

Is it true that mothers have the advantage in child custody cases in the Vista courthouse?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

The best answer from an attorney should include reference to California case or statutory divorce law. Child custody is determined first by the parents. If the parents agree to a child custody and visitation plan the Court will defer to that agreement. Absent an agreement of the parents, the Court is to determine what is in the best interest of …