Shared Parenting and Joint Custody

Shared Parenting and Joint Custody

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

California residents might want to know more about shared parenting as many states are working towards legislation that makes co-parenting law. In some cases, this could mean shared parenting and joint custody is mandated even if that is not what the parents want. There are potential benefits and drawbacks to mandating equal parenting time in a divorce. On the positive …

Do Mothers Have Any Advantage in Child Custody

Do Mothers Have Any Advantage in Child Custody Cases?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked “Do mothers have any advantage in child custody decisions during a North County or Carlsbad divorce?” California family law makes it quite clear there is no automatic bias toward either parent during the process of a divorce from the law’s perspective. There is a general perspective that mothers are awarded more parenting time than fathers, but …

Fight Restraining Orders in a San Diego Divorce Case

It is Important to Fight Restraining Orders in a San Diego Divorce Case

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

It is important to fight restraining orders in a San Diego divorce case to protect your rights as a parent if you are falsely accused.  Why should you contact Burke & Domercq and make sure to go to the hearing if you’ve been served with a restraining order and are approaching or in the midst of a divorce? It’s important …

Relocation with Children without Advance Permission

Can Relocation with Children without Advance Permission of the Court Affect Existing Child Custody Orders?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Can relocation with children without advance permission of the court affect existing child custody orders after a divorce?  Is it possible to lose child custody if you take the children and relocate out of the area without the advance permission of the court? The short answer is: “It’s complicated, but yes.” In a typical Carlsbad divorce case the judge will …

Seeking Paternity Orders to Protect Your Child Custody Rights

Seeking Paternity Orders to Protect Your Child Custody Rights

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Are you an unmarried father seeking paternity orders to protect your child custody rights in San Diego? Many unmarried fathers are confused by the topic of paternity in Carlsbad. After all, you probably completed paperwork at the hospital which put your name on your child’s birth certificate.  You may even have begun to fulfill child support obligations. However, it is …

Should Couples Separate Before Getting a Divorce

Should Couples Separate Before Getting a Divorce in Carlsbad?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Should couples separate before getting a divorce in Carlsbad?  Before filing for an actual divorce here in North County some couples may decide to attempt to physically separate while they determine if divorce is ultimately the right decision for them. Physically separating can give each person time and space away so that they can decide whether they want to work …

Father's Perspective on Child Custody and Parenting Time

A Father’s Perspective on Child Custody and Parenting Time in North County

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Let’s take a father’s perspective on child custody and parenting time in North County and San Diego Family Court.  These days, fathers in California who reside with their children tend to participate more in their activities, care and with household chores. The number of fathers who are single and who remain at home to raise their children has also increased. …

Protecting Your Right to Co-Parent in a Carlsbad Divorce

Are You Concerned About Protecting Your Right to Co-Parent in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you concerned about protecting your right to co-parent in a Carlsbad divorce?  Generally speaking our Family Courts believe it is better for the child to spend equal amounts of quality time with each parent during and after a divorce.  However, there are actions and lack of action you can display which can actually harm your child custody and parenting …

Will a Judge in a San Diego Divorce Ever Consider Separating the Kids?

Will a Judge in a San Diego Divorce Ever Consider Separating the Kids?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Will a Judge in a San Diego divorce ever consider separating the kids instead of keeping them together as they change households?  What happens in the case of a blended family with kids that are “yours, mine and ours?” Child custody and parenting time decisions can be some of the most complex and contentious issues you will face in a …