Does Child Support Have to Follow California Guidelines in a Divorce

Does Child Support Have to Follow California Guidelines in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

As experienced Carlsbad and North County divorce and family law attorneys who have appeared before local courts for decades, we are often asked “Does child support have to follow California Guidelines in a Carlsbad divorce?” The answer to the Court’s flexibility to allow a deviation in guideline calculations can be both “yes” and “no.”  It actually depends upon your unique …

How Does Child Support Work After the Child Turns 18

How Does Child Support Work After the Child Turns 18?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How does child support work after the child turns 18?  Most parents understand that it is their legal responsibility to support children under the age of 18. How will child support be managed after the child turns graduates high school or reaches the age of majority? How does child support work after the child turns 18 when special needs or …

One of the Spouses Moves Out During a Divorce

Issues to Consider When One of the Spouses Moves Out During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Couples preparing for divorce are longer required by law to physically separate in order to establish the date of separation.  Many still choose to do so. What are the issues to consider when one of the spouses moves out during a divorce? Moving out of the family home before the separation is completed and signed by both parties can have …

Modify Support Orders in North County

Don’t Wait to Take Action to Modify Support Orders in North County

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

You shouldn’t wait to take action to modify support orders in North County.  The recent impact of COVID-19 on the Courts and their resulting closure for several weeks has had a significant impact on an already heavy case load.  This makes it more important than ever to seek the advice and sound counsel of Burke & Domercq as to how …

limit to the amount of child support

Is There A Limit to the Amount of Child Support in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Carlsbad and North County is home to many wealthy families. We are often asked if there is a limit to the amount of child support in a North County or Carlsbad divorce? California does not presently place any limits on the amount which can be ordered or negotiated for child support. The standard California child support guideline calculator will take …

limit to the amount of child support

Child Support Negotiations During a Divorce in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Child Support

The attorneys at Burke & Domercq have represented clients in Vista, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and all of Carlsbad before our family court in Vista for decades. This extensive experience in decades of family law mediation inform and increase our effectiveness in child support negotiations during a divorce in Carlsbad. Child support discussions must begin with standard calculations contained within California’s …

child support doesn't have to follow California guidelines

Child Support Doesn’t Have to Follow California Guidelines

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Did you know that child support doesn’t have to follow California guidelines in all cases?  We are consistently asked about child support and whether or not one has to follow California’s guideline child support calculator. Ultimately child support can be negotiated as part of your North County or Carlsbad divorce settlement agreement. However, California’s child support guideline is where the calculations …

How Does Health Insurance Relate to Child Support

How Does Health Insurance Relate to Child Support in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked: “How does health insurance relate to child support in a Carlsbad divorce?  Is health insurance part of the California child support guideline calculator or is it a separate issue?” The answer of the cost of healthcare in a Carlsbad divorce or paternity case is often quite straight forward. Here in North County both the Family Court …

Amount or Duration of Spousal Support

Dispute over the Amount or Duration of Spousal Support in Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Are you involved in a dispute over the amount or duration of spousal support in a North County or Carlsbad divorce? Spousal support is one of the issues which often causes disagreement between divorcing couples here in Carlsbad. Unlike child support, which is based upon established guidelines (for the most part), spousal support is much more “negotiable” and is based …