How Long Does Child Support Last in a North County Divorce?

How Long Does Child Support Last in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “How long does child support last in a North County divorce?”  What expenses should be included when considering child support obligations? Many people mistakenly believe that child support includes the division of college tuition and expenses, or basically until the child grows up and moves out of the house on their own. Under California law, child …

Changing Child Support Orders After a Carlsbad Divorce Decree

Changing Child Support Orders After a Carlsbad Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

Changing child support orders after a Carlsbad divorce decree is possible. The experienced post-decree modification attorneys at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience before Carlsbad family law courts in these matters. We provide sound advice informed by this experience and our legal skill and expertise. We will first review the orders issued by the judge or magistrate in your …

No Standard Parenting Plan Format in Carlsbad and North County

There is No Standard Parenting Plan Format in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

If you are working through the issues of a divorce and you have children a “parenting plan” will be one of the most significant conversations with your former spouse. It is important to understand that there is no standard parenting plan format in Carlsbad and North County. Parenting plans are unique and should be based upon what is best for …

Deviate from California's Child Support Calculations

Can You Agree to Deviate from California’s Child Support Calculations in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “can you agree to deviate from California’s child support calculations in a divorce in Carlsbad or North County?”  Here in California child support is to be based upon the multiple factors contained within the “Guideline Child Support Calculator.”  It may be possible for the couple to agree upon an amount which is different from guideline child …

Evidence to Request Changes in Child Support

You’ll Need Evidence to Request Changes in Child Support

Pierre Domercq Child Support

You will need evidence to request changes in child support here in Carlsbad.  A recent case has demonstrated the need to bring factual evidence when considering a request to modify existing child support orders.  California Courts require a significant change in circumstances known legally as the “status quo” before agreeing to hear a post decree modification case for child support …

Changes Affect Your Ability to Pay Child Support

What Happens When Life Changes Affect Your Ability to Pay Child Support?

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

What happens when life changes affect your ability to pay child support?  What if you lose your job or suffer a major illness?  What if you simply make less money and are unable to meet your child support obligations?  What if the person receiving the support or the parent paying the support has a significant increase or decrease in their …

Women Often Face Substantial Financial Challenges After Divorce

Women Often Face Substantial Financial Challenges After Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent study has brought a concerning fact to light with respect to divorce: women often face substantial financial challenges after divorce. The myth commonly portrayed in movies and television shows women who “win” a divorce case resulting in big child custody, support and spousal support payments.  This new study points to a different reality.  The Certified Family Law Specialists …

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 …