How to reduce or eliminate spousal support in California

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Many people incorrectly believe that once a judge has issued a spousal or partner support order, it cannot be changed for the duration of the order. Contrary to this idea, a spousal or partner support order can be modified if there has been a change in circumstances since the original order was entered. To qualify as a change in circumstance, …

Parenting agreements in California child custody cases

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

In some cases, parents going through a child custody dispute are eventually able to negotiate their own agreement, either through an informal process or through mediation or alternative dispute resolution. Often, if parents are able to reach an agreement, it can be better for them in the long run as they will need to be able to work with one …

A family court judge may hear child’s testimony

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Some child custody cases in California will include an opportunity for the child to directly address the court. A judge will make a decision about whether or not to allow a child to address the court on a case-by-case basis. The best interests of the child will be the most important consideration while a family court judge is making this …

A look at tax liability changes for single parents after divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

California residents may be interested in some information about life after divorce. For newly-single parents, there can be some unexpected changes with regard to taxes. After a parent goes through the divorce process, they may be facing many issues in their new life as a single parent. One often-overlooked aspect of single parenthood, however, is how it affects a person’s …

How can a couple get a summary dissolution?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Many California residents may have heard about the prospect of a summary dissolution as a way to end a marriage. A summary dissolution can provide a quick and easy divorce solution for couples that qualify. It is important for residents to understand how a summary dissolution works in California and if it is in their best interest. A summary dissolution …

How do federal and state entities define domestc violence?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

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 between spouses, former spouses, cohabitants, former cohabitants, dating couples and …

The declining divorce rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

People in California may be surprised to learn that, despite prevalent stereotypes, half of all marriages do not end in divorce. A review of the nation’s divorce rates demonstrates that the rate has been steadily declining ever since the 1980s, and it continues to decline further. The divorce rate hit a historical high in the late 1970s and early 1980s, …