Shared Parenting and Joint Custody

Shared Parenting and Joint Custody

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

California residents might want to know more about shared parenting as many states are working towards legislation that makes co-parenting law. In some cases, this could mean shared parenting and joint custody is mandated even if that is not what the parents want. There are potential benefits and drawbacks to mandating equal parenting time in a divorce. On the positive …

Do Mothers Have Any Advantage in Child Custody

Do Mothers Have Any Advantage in Child Custody Cases?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked “Do mothers have any advantage in child custody decisions during a North County or Carlsbad divorce?” California family law makes it quite clear there is no automatic bias toward either parent during the process of a divorce from the law’s perspective. There is a general perspective that mothers are awarded more parenting time than fathers, but …

Relocation with Children without Advance Permission

Can Relocation with Children without Advance Permission of the Court Affect Existing Child Custody Orders?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Can relocation with children without advance permission of the court affect existing child custody orders after a divorce?  Is it possible to lose child custody if you take the children and relocate out of the area without the advance permission of the court? The short answer is: “It’s complicated, but yes.” In a typical Carlsbad divorce case the judge will …

Father's Perspective on Child Custody and Parenting Time

A Father’s Perspective on Child Custody and Parenting Time in North County

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Let’s take a father’s perspective on child custody and parenting time in North County and San Diego Family Court.  These days, fathers in California who reside with their children tend to participate more in their activities, care and with household chores. The number of fathers who are single and who remain at home to raise their children has also increased. …

Protecting Your Right to Co-Parent in a Carlsbad Divorce

Are You Concerned About Protecting Your Right to Co-Parent in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you concerned about protecting your right to co-parent in a Carlsbad divorce?  Generally speaking our Family Courts believe it is better for the child to spend equal amounts of quality time with each parent during and after a divorce.  However, there are actions and lack of action you can display which can actually harm your child custody and parenting …

Will a Judge in a San Diego Divorce Ever Consider Separating the Kids?

Will a Judge in a San Diego Divorce Ever Consider Separating the Kids?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Will a Judge in a San Diego divorce ever consider separating the kids instead of keeping them together as they change households?  What happens in the case of a blended family with kids that are “yours, mine and ours?” Child custody and parenting time decisions can be some of the most complex and contentious issues you will face in a …

Parenting Plans Are Changing Based Upon Recent New Laws

Parenting Plans Are Changing Based Upon Recent New Laws

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

California residents may have heard that parenting plans are changing based upon recent new laws. Until recent years parenting plans often included one parent receiving primary custody, while the other receives partial parenting time. Many states including California have passed recent laws promoting a more evenly shared child custody and parenting plans.  This is legally based in the principle of …

Shared Parenting and Joint Custody

Co-Parenting and Raising Children after a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

There have been a lot of recent articles on the subjects of child custody, co-parenting and raising children after a divorce.  It is important to understand the Court’s perspective on all communications between those who wish to co-parent.  This is especially true during the process of a divorce, but continues to be a factor as the former spouses work on …

Effects of COVID-19 on Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders

The Effects of COVID-19 on Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the effects of COVID-19 on child custody and parenting time orders in San Diego?  There is no way to practically capture the absolute disruption of life which the pandemic has wrought upon all of us.  One of the greatest COVID-related challenge is managing life as a parent of school aged children. The anxiety and stress of the pandemic …