When Are Child Support Modifications Possible in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Child Support

When are child support modifications possible in San Diego and what factors determine a successful modification request? Let’s first review the purpose for child support under California family law.  California law requires each parent to be responsible for the well being of their child.  This extends to the basics of food, clothing and shelter as well as items such as …

Will My Existing Child Support Be Reduced if I Have Another Child

Will My Existing Child Support Be Reduced if I Have Another Child

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked if existing child support will be reduced if a payor of support has a child with a new partner.  Supporting a child is the responsibility of every parent in California.  Child support is not necessarily linked to child custody and parenting time but is more closely related to the provision of food, clothing, shelter, health care …

Can I be Denied Parenting Time when Behind on Child Support - Carlsbad

Can I Be Denied Parenting Time when Behind on Child Support

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Can I be denied parenting time when behind on child support in San Diego?  Can my former spouse and now co-parent prevent me from seeing my kids just because I’m late with child support? The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant economic hardships for many Carlsbad and San Diego households.  This has led to challenges in many co-parenting situations where child …

Avoiding Child Support Payment by Hiding Gig Income San Diego Divorce

Avoiding Child Support Payment by Hiding Gig Income

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Is it possible that your former spouse is avoiding child support payment by hiding gig income or other wages?  A recent study revealed more than 70% of child support payments are collected by withholding the debt from a payor’s paycheck. What happens in cases where the payor of child support works as an independent contractor or gig work?  California is …

Does Child Support Stop if I Lose My Job in San Diego

Does Child Support Stop if I Lose My Job in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Does child support stop if I lose my job in San Diego?  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought substantial challenges for many payors of child support here in San Diego and across California.  Facing a furlough, layoff or losing a job can impact your ability to pay all debts, including child support.  What happens if you can’t afford to keep up …

Is Child Support Still Required if Custody and Parenting Time are Shared Equally during and after a San Diego divorce?

Is Child Support Still Required if Custody and Parenting Time are Shared Equally?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

A San Diego divorce which involves children has many legal and financial aspects.  A common question from our clients asks “is child support still required if custody and parenting time are shared equally?”  Recent changes in California family law and the Court’s understanding of what is in the best interest of the child have led to changes in how the …

When to Seek a Post Decree Modification of Child Support - San Diego

When is it Appropriate to Seek a Post Decree Modification of Child Support?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

When is it appropriate for a parent to seek a post decree modification of child support?  Our San Diego Family Courts are far too busy to hear every potential child support or child custody modification case.  Our Family Courts have established requirements which must be met prior to the filing of a post decree modification of child support.  There is …

Will the Parent With the Higher Income Get More Child Custody in a San Diego Divorce?

Calculating California Guideline Child Support in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How much will you be required to pay or receive in child support after a divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in San Diego? What should you know about calculating California Guideline child support and why is this an important starting position in a divorce? In order to complete the information entry in the guideline child child support calculator you will …

If We Share Custody 50/50 Will I Have to Pay Child Support? Divorce

If We Share Custody 50/50 Will I Have to Pay Child Support?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “If we share custody 50/50 I have to pay child support?”  This is a valid question, especially when one considers the fact that it is quite common in a divorce for parents to share custody and parenting time quite evenly.  Our Family Courts generally prefer this type of arrangement whenever possible. It is also important to …