Amount of Child Support Have to Follow the State Guideline Calculator

Does the Amount of Child Support Have to Follow the State Guideline Calculator?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Does the amount of child support have to follow the State guideline calculator in California?  Are the parties allowed to negotiate or mediate a settlement which is different from the calculated amount of child support in their divorce case? If the parties earn roughly the same amount of income and are sharing visitation with the children rather equally there may …

Request Modification of Child Support After a San Diego Divorce

Do You Need to Request Modification of Child Support After a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Do you need to request modification of child support after a San Diego divorce?  How are existing child support orders modified and what is required for a change to occur? Child support is usually based upon specific guidelines established by the State’s formula and/or an agreement between the parties.  Once an order for child support has been issued by the …

Can You Seek Changes to Child Support Orders after a Divorce – Carlsbad

Can You Seek Changes to Child Support Orders after a Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can you seek changes to child support orders after a divorce decree in Carlsbad, North County or anywhere in San Diego?  The general answer to this question is “yes” but you must have a reason for requesting an increase or decrease and you must be able to prove to the Court that a substantial change in circumstances or the “Status …

How Does Remarriage Affect Existing Orders After a San Diego Divorce

How Does Remarriage Affect Existing Orders After a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How does remarriage affect existing orders after a San Diego divorce?  What happens with issues such as child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support if a former spouse remarries? A recent study by Pew Research provided interesting insight into the nature of families in California and across the United States.  In the 1960’s, over 73% of US children …

Can Child Support Payments Change After a Divorce in San Diego

Can Child Support Payments Change After a Divorce in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can child support payments change after a divorce in San Diego?  The only constant in life is “change” and there are absolutely reasons for a Court to consider post-decree modifications to child support orders. Before discussing the process to seek a change it is important to establish the fact that child support is an actual court order and the failure …

Pay Child Support in San Diego if Parenting Time is Equally Divided

Do You Have to Pay Child Support in San Diego if Parenting Time is Equally Divided?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Do you have to pay child support in San Diego if parenting time is equally divided?  There are many factors which go into the determination of child support in a San Diego divorce, as well as post-decree modifications to existing orders of support.  The amount of parenting time is one of those factors, but not the deciding factor. It is …

August is Known as Child Support Awareness Month in California

August is Known as Child Support Awareness Month in California

Pierre Domercq Child Support

August has been traditionally known as child support awareness month in California and across the nation since the 1990s.  Why are parents responsible for child support during and after a divorce or in the case when the child’s parents aren’t married? The first and most important answer to the question of how parents are responsible for child support is a …