Amount of Child Support Have to Follow the State Guideline Calculator

Does the Amount of Child Support Have to Follow the State Guideline Calculator?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Does the amount of child support have to follow the State guideline calculator in California?  Are the parties allowed to negotiate or mediate a settlement which is different from the calculated amount of child support in their divorce case? If the parties earn roughly the same amount of income and are sharing visitation with the children rather equally there may …

Request Modification of Child Support After a San Diego Divorce

Do You Need to Request Modification of Child Support After a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Do you need to request modification of child support after a San Diego divorce?  How are existing child support orders modified and what is required for a change to occur? Child support is usually based upon specific guidelines established by the State’s formula and/or an agreement between the parties.  Once an order for child support has been issued by the …

Can You Seek Changes to Child Support Orders after a Divorce – Carlsbad

Can You Seek Changes to Child Support Orders after a Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can you seek changes to child support orders after a divorce decree in Carlsbad, North County or anywhere in San Diego?  The general answer to this question is “yes” but you must have a reason for requesting an increase or decrease and you must be able to prove to the Court that a substantial change in circumstances or the “Status …

How Does Remarriage Affect Existing Orders After a San Diego Divorce

How Does Remarriage Affect Existing Orders After a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How does remarriage affect existing orders after a San Diego divorce?  What happens with issues such as child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support if a former spouse remarries? A recent study by Pew Research provided interesting insight into the nature of families in California and across the United States.  In the 1960’s, over 73% of US children …

What Types of Income Go Into Child Support Calculations in a Divorce in San Diego

What Types of Income Go Into Child Support Calculations in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Uncategorized

What types of income go into child support calculations in a San Diego divorce?  Every parent in California carries a legal obligation to provide for their children’s needs including the basics of food, clothing and shelter as well as health care and an education. Will there be child support in your divorce case?  If each of the co-parents have relatively …

Understanding Spousal Support in San Diego Divorce Cases

Understanding Spousal Support in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Understanding spousal support in San Diego requires experience and a thorough understanding of California family law.  Spousal support is much less of a formula-driven process than child support here in San Diego and throughout California.  Judges have a much broader discretion as to when or if spousal support is to be awarded.  The experience and expertise of the lawyer you …

Can Child Support Payments Change After a Divorce in San Diego

Can Child Support Payments Change After a Divorce in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can child support payments change after a divorce in San Diego?  The only constant in life is “change” and there are absolutely reasons for a Court to consider post-decree modifications to child support orders. Before discussing the process to seek a change it is important to establish the fact that child support is an actual court order and the failure …