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 …

Calculating California Guideline Child Support 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 …

Why Do I Have to Pay Support and When is Child Support to be Modified

Why Do We Have Child Support and When is Child Support to be Modified?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Why do we have child support and under what conditions is child support to be modified? Parents in California are financially responsible for the support of their kids after a divorce.  The purpose of child support is to ensure each child has the financial support necessary to provide for their needs of food, clothing, shelter and health. Child support orders …

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 …