Should You Give Your Child a Choice in Parenting Time Scheduling

Should You Give Your Child a Choice in Parenting Time Scheduling?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Should you give your child a choice in parenting time scheduling?  Will the Court listen to the child’s input when deciding a child custody and parenting time case as part of your divorce or post-decree modification? This is a complex question.  Co-parents must carefully reflect on the individual personality and emotional make up of the child.  Some children may not …

Justify Child Custody or Parenting Time Modification in San Diego

Factors Which Justify Child Custody or Parenting Time Modification in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the factors which justify child custody or parenting time modification in San Diego?  What must happen in order to request a change in these orders during or after your divorce? The existing temporary or permanent child custody and parenting orders reflect the Court’s perspective of “the best interests of the child(ren).”  While these orders are not locked in …

What is Deprivation of Custody after a San Diego Divorce? Family Law

What is Deprivation of Custody after a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What is deprivation of custody after a San Diego divorce?  Deprivation of custody or the right to parenting time or visitation is an action to bring against a co-parent or other party who deprives a parent with lawful physical or legal custody access to a child. This can include hiding a child (such as at a family’s residence) or any …

Holiday Planning for Co-Parents in San Diego Custody and Parenting Time

Holiday Planning for Co-Parents in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

While San Diego remains in the “purple” COVID-19 status holiday planning for co-parents in San Diego continues to present challenges. You have a parenting plan which was established by the Court.  It is important to remember the holiday scheduling within your parenting plan.  Holiday scheduling takes priority over the “normal” schedule of parenting time.  It is important to begin the …

Things to Consider if You Intend to Co-Parent - San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Things to Consider if You Intend to Co-Parent During or After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Do you intend to co-parent during or after a divorce?  The majority of San Diego divorce cases which involve children result in child custody and parenting plans which divide the time each child will spend between each of their parent’s households. Often, the Court will issue “temporary” child custody and parenting time orders if the parents will be living in …

Importance of Legal Venue in a Move Away Child Custody Case San Diego

The Importance of Legal Venue in a Move Away Child Custody Case in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

A recent California Supreme Court case reflects the importance of legal venue in a move away child custody case.  Relocation or move-way child custody cases occur when a parent is sharing custody and parenting time with another parent.  If a parent has “sole legal and physical custody” they are generally free to make decisions regarding a potential move. However, if …

Crafting a Viable Parenting Plan in Your San Diego Divorce - Child Custody

Crafting a Viable Parenting Plan in Your San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What should you learn about crafting a viable parenting plan in your San Diego divorce?  If you and your former spouse wish to co-parent your children and share physical and legal custody you will need a thorough “parenting plan.” An effective parenting plan should absolutely reflect the best interests of each child, not the wishes of either or both parents.  …

Modify Existing Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders in San Diego

Modify Existing Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are some of the reasons to modify existing child custody and parenting time orders in San Diego?  What is the process for seeking changes both normally and as we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19? There are many events, circumstances and life developments which can require the parties to modify existing child custody and parenting time orders in …

What is Gatekeeping in Terms of Child Custody and Parenting Time In San Diego

What is Gatekeeping in Terms of Child Custody and Parenting Time in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What is gatekeeping in terms of child custody and parenting time in San Diego?  Are you having trouble seeing your own child(ren) during or after a divorce in San Diego?  Are you concerned about the intent of your former spouse and how it may damage your relationship with the child(ren)? “Gatekeeping” is basically the attempt of one parent to deny …