How Do I Get an Increase in Child Support

How Do I Get an Increase in Child Support in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Children grow and associated expenses increase.  Have you been wondering “How do I get an increase in child support in North County San Diego to offset new expenses?” Child support modification is based upon a change in the “status quo” toward the end of your initial divorce case. California has established a child support guideline calculator.  The Judge used this …

Does Shared Parenting Time Affect the Amount of Child Support

Does Shared Parenting Time Affect the Amount of Child Support

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Does shared parenting time affect the amount of child support in North County San Diego divorce cases?  What is the difference between legal and physical child custody and how will this work in your case? There are two types of child custody associated with a divorce in North County: Legal Custody and Physical Custody.  Physical custody is associated with the …

Child Support End for a Child Who's Reached Legal Age

When Does Child Support End for a Child Who’s Reached Legal Age?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “When does child support end for a child who’s reached legal age in North County?”  The general reason for child support during and after a divorce is to fulfill your responsibility to financially support a child until adulthood.  As your child moves into the final years of high school or approaching 18 it is time to …

raise or lower child support after a divorce

When Can You Seek to Raise or Lower Child Support After a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

When can you seek to raise or lower child support after a divorce?  California family law establishes a specific formula known as the guideline calculation of child support.  Generally speaking, guideline child support is based upon several factors but primarily the income of each parent and the amount of time the child will spend with each party after the divorce.  …

Child Support is Statutory and Must be Considered in Every Case

Child Support is Statutory and Must be Considered in Every Case

Pierre Domercq Child Support

In is important to understand child support is statutory and must be considered in every case involving children of divorce.  The State of California family law code firmly establishes the responsibility of a legal parent to provide for their child(ren).  California has established a complex child support guideline calculation which considers all sources of net income for both parents.  The …

Can Child Support Be Based on More than Present Income

Can Child Support Be Based on More than Present Income?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can child support be based on more than present income in a Carlsbad or North County divorce?  California family law establishes clear guidelines for the calculation of child support.  However, it is interesting to note that child support is not simply based upon present earnings for either spouse.  The Court is to look at each spouse’s ability to pay and …

How is Child Support Calculated in Carlsbad and North County

How is Child Support Calculated in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How is child support calculated in Carlsbad and North County San Diego?  California family law provides very specific guidelines and a complex formula for the calculation of child support.   North County and Carlsbad divorce cases require these calculations to be completed to the letter of the law. From that point forward, deviations can be negotiated based on numerous factors including …

Child's Best Interest

Child’s Best Interest

Pierre Domercq Child Support

I keep hearing that North County child custody orders are based upon whatever the Court determines is in our child’s best interest or the best interest of the children.  What does that mean?  Is the term Child’s best interest defined somewhere? There is no statutory definition of “best interest of the child.”  Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.2 (b)(7) defines …

Needed to Modify Child Support in North County

What is Needed to Modify Child Support in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

What elements are needed to modify child support in North County San Diego?  Our Family Law Courts will not simply accept every case or hear every request for modification of child support.  Child support orders are contained within the “Settlement Agreement” of your divorce paperwork.  In many cases, the specific verbiage in the agreement establishes the “Status Quo” for both …