Impact Will Remarrying Have Upon a Prior Divorce Settlement

What Impact Will Remarrying Have Upon a Prior Divorce Settlement?

Pierre Domercq Family Law

What impact will remarrying have upon a prior divorce settlement?  If you or your former spouse remarries it may directly change some of the orders from a prior divorce settlement. Remarrying will absolutely change the financial “status quo” of previous spouses which may require the modification of previous orders.  It may also signify an immediate end of some support obligations. …

Seeking Modifications to your North County or Carlsbad Divorce Orders

Seeking Modifications to your North County or Carlsbad Divorce Orders

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

Are you seeking modifications to your North County or Carlsbad divorce orders?  What must occur for you to successfully pursue a change in orders relating to: spousal support child support child custody or parenting time domestic violence or abuse The answer to your question is actually quite legally complex.  The decision of whether or not the Court will hear your …

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 …

Request Modification of Your Divorce Decree

Request Modification of Your Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

How do you request modification of your divorce decree for child custody & parenting time, child support or spousal support?  Why won’t the Court hear every request for these changes? If a change is minor and both parties are in complete agreement you may file a motion requesting the change and approval by the Court.  This simply requires the review …

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.  …

Court Order a Stay At Home Mom to Get a Job

Can The Court Order a Stay At Home Mom to Get a Job After a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Can the Court order a stay at home mom to get a job after a divorce?  What is a “Gavron Warning” and what impact can that have upon a spouse who hasn’t worked for several years or who stayed at home to care for the children? Generally speaking, California holds parents equally responsible for providing for their children after a …

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 …