Does Child Support Have to Follow California Guidelines in a Divorce

Does Child Support Have to Follow California Guidelines in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

As experienced Carlsbad and North County divorce and family law attorneys who have appeared before local courts for decades, we are often asked “Does child support have to follow California Guidelines in a Carlsbad divorce?” The answer to the Court’s flexibility to allow a deviation in guideline calculations can be both “yes” and “no.”  It actually depends upon your unique …

How Does Child Support Work After the Child Turns 18

How Does Child Support Work After the Child Turns 18?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How does child support work after the child turns 18?  Most parents understand that it is their legal responsibility to support children under the age of 18. How will child support be managed after the child turns graduates high school or reaches the age of majority? How does child support work after the child turns 18 when special needs or …

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Is There A Limit to the Amount of Child Support in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Carlsbad and North County is home to many wealthy families. We are often asked if there is a limit to the amount of child support in a North County or Carlsbad divorce? California does not presently place any limits on the amount which can be ordered or negotiated for child support. The standard California child support guideline calculator will take …

limit to the amount of child support

Child Support Negotiations During a Divorce in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Child Support

The attorneys at Burke & Domercq have represented clients in Vista, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and all of Carlsbad before our family court in Vista for decades. This extensive experience in decades of family law mediation inform and increase our effectiveness in child support negotiations during a divorce in Carlsbad. Child support discussions must begin with standard calculations contained within California’s …

child support doesn't have to follow California guidelines

Child Support Doesn’t Have to Follow California Guidelines

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Did you know that child support doesn’t have to follow California guidelines in all cases?  We are consistently asked about child support and whether or not one has to follow California’s guideline child support calculator. Ultimately child support can be negotiated as part of your North County or Carlsbad divorce settlement agreement. However, California’s child support guideline is where the calculations …

How Does Health Insurance Relate to Child Support

How Does Health Insurance Relate to Child Support in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked: “How does health insurance relate to child support in a Carlsbad divorce?  Is health insurance part of the California child support guideline calculator or is it a separate issue?” The answer of the cost of healthcare in a Carlsbad divorce or paternity case is often quite straight forward. Here in North County both the Family Court …

Protecting Your Right to Co-Parent in a Carlsbad Divorce

How Long Does Child Support Continue after a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How long does child support continue after a Carlsbad divorce?  How long does a parent carry the responsibility to pay child support in North County San Diego? Child support is designed to cover the normal expenses any parent would bear such as food, clothing, shelter, health insurance/healthcare and other essential needs. There are several factors which go into the calculation …

Negotiating Child Support is a Better Option for Many Couples

Negotiating Child Support is a Better Option for Many Couples

Pierre Domercq Child Support

California law provides “guideline support” calculations that provide a basis for determining child support based upon several metrics. It is possible to deviate from this method if the parties are in a agreement and can justify their solution to the court. While the Court requires the discussion to begin with the calculated guideline amount negotiating child support is a better …

How Long Does Child Support in a Carlsbad Divorce Last

How Long Does Child Support in a Carlsbad Divorce Last?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How long does child support in a Carlsbad divorce last? Child support in Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas and Carlsbad is intended to cover the principle expenses of the child including housing, food, healthcare, clothing and incidentals such as school supplies. Child custody, parenting time and even spousal support may have an impact upon child support, but these calculations usually are based …