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 …

Venue is an Important California Child Custody Issue

Venue is an Important California Child Custody Issue

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

A recent case highlights the importance of “venue” from a legal perspective in California child custody cases. Venue is an important California child custody issue and often applies to those in military service, as well as unmarried couples when one of the parents intends to move away or has left the state of California with a child or children. In …

Resolving Disputes in a Carlsbad Parenting Plan

Resolving Disputes in a Carlsbad Parenting Plan

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

One of the biggest challenges facing those seeking a divorce in Carlsbad or North County San Diego is child custody. Resolving disputes in a Carlsbad parenting plan is crucial to completing your divorce. This will also have a substantial impact on the cost associated with your divorce and the time it takes to complete the process. The experienced child custody …

International Custody Laws Complicated a Recent Orange County case

International Custody Laws Complicated a Recent Orange County case

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

International custody laws complicated a recent Orange County case.  If you’ve ever been involved in a child custody battle then you know how difficult they can get at times.  Imagine the additional complications imposed by separation across thousands of miles of land and ocean as well as differing international child custody laws and you have yourself a situation primed for …

Sharing Parenting Time Over the Holidays

Sharing Parenting Time Over the Holidays

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Sharing parenting time over the holidays while balancing the separate needs of multiple families is quite challenging.  As a parent, you want to be there for every magical moment of the season and time away from your kids around the holidays may seem even heavier than usual. In addition, there may be challenges associated with previous traditions like picking out …

Being a custodial parent is a serious matter

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

If a California resident is a custodial parent, it means that he or she is the primary caretaker for a son or daughter. However, the other parent generally has visitation rights, and the custodial parent should strive to have a working relationship with that person. If there is a need to change a visitation schedule, the custodial parent should allow …

Holidays when people are getting divorced

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Californians who are separated or going through divorces may find the holidays to be especially stressful. The holidays might be even more difficult for divorcing couples who share children. It is important for the parents to realize that their divorces or separations are just as hard on their children. They should take steps to make the holidays happier for both …