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 …

Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in North County

Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in North County

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Parenting plans can be quite creative here in North County and it is important to resolve disputes and ultimately reach agreement in these core issues.  Child custody and parenting time (often referred to as visitation) are part of the parenting plan when a North County San Diego divorce involves a child or children. Our Courts believe it is in a …

Developing a Parenting Plan in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Developing a Parenting Plan in a North County or Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Developing a parenting plan in a North County or Carlsbad divorce is one of the most important and often contentious issues.  The parenting plan addresses part of the child custody issues associated with a divorce: How time with the child(ren) will be shared by the parents of the child(ren) While it may be a myth that California law requires shared …

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad

Child Custody Relocation Cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What happens in child custody relocation cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad?  There has been a significant increase in child custody relocation cases in Oceanside and Carlsbad over the past few years. This is often due to an increase in social media and internet dating sites, as well as the ease with which one can make contact with past acquaintances via …

Parents Should Use Planning to Ease Divorce Pains

Parents Should Use Planning to Ease Divorce Pains

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Here in North County San Diego, parents should use planning to ease divorce pains and achieve a better overall outcome.  People who go through divorces don’t have to settle for mental anguish over how their children will fare.  Taking basic steps, like working in good faith to develop child custody and parenting plans prior to divorce proceedings, can provide emotional …

parenting plans in divorce proceedings

The Use of Parenting Plans in Divorce Proceedings

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Parents in California who are separating now often agree on the use of parenting plans in divorce proceedings. This written document outlines important parenting issues, such as the time spent with each parent and how decisions affecting the child will be made.  Also known as a custody and visitation agreement, a parenting plan is not something to be taken lightly.  …

Custodial parent relocation in California

Custodial Parent Relocation in California

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Custodial parent relocation in California is actually quite legally complex.  When a parent with primary custody wants to move out of California, the nonresidential parent may not have an issue with the relocation.  However, if he or she does not agree to the move, certain provisions under state law may provide the opposing parent a legitimate, legal claim to prevent …

Best Interest of The Child

What Does the Term Best Interest of The Child Mean in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What does the term Best Interest of a Child mean in a Carlsbad divorce and how does this affect child custody and parenting time?  There is no statutory definition of “best interest of the child.” Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.2 (b)(7) defines “best interest of the child” as being described in Fam. Code §3011. Curiously, that statute does not …

The Elements of Child Custody in a Divorce

The Elements of Child Custody in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

The term “child custody” is often used by parties going through a divorce here in North County San Diego. What are the elements of child custody in a divorce case here in North County? Physical Custody and Legal Custody There are two separate forms of custody when it comes to a child or children in divorce cases: physical custody and …