Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With - San Diego Divorce

Can a Child Decide Which Parent to Live With During a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Can a child decide which parent to live with during or after a San Diego divorce?  What happens if a child specifically asks to live with one of their parents? Child Custody and parenting time are emotionally charged issues for many co-parents during and after a divorce.  It isn’t possible to overstate the emotional impact of hearing a child say …

Spot the Signs of Parental Alienation During or After a San Diego divorce

How Can You Spot the Signs of Parental Alienation

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What happens if one parent attempts to turn their child(ren) against a co-parent?  How can you spot the signs of parental alienation and take action to protect the relationship between you and your child(ren)? Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) was first identified in 1985 by child psychologist Richard Gardner.  Basically, parental alienation occurs when one parent attempts to substantially interfere with, …

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 …

Basics of Child Custody and Parenting Time in a San Diego Divorce

The Basics of Child Custody and Parenting Time in a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the basics of child custody and parenting time in a San Diego divorce?  What are some of the legal concepts you need to understand when approaching child-related issues in your divorce? The primary legal focus in all child custody and parenting time matters is “the best interest of the child.”  This should be the guiding principle as you …

Child Want to Change Child Custody or Parenting Time After Divorce

Does Your Child Want to Change Child Custody or Parenting Time Orders after a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Does your child want to change child custody or parenting time orders after your San Diego Divorce?  Has your child approached you asking if they can spend more time with or live with your former spouse?  After everything you’ve been through you are probably wondering how in the world to process this request. It is absolutely appropriate to establish rules …

Does Your Child Have a Say in Parenting Time in San Diego Divorce Cases

Does Your Child Have a Say in Parenting Time in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Does your child have a say in parenting time in San Diego divorce cases? When will North County Family Court Judges consider the input of a child in custody and parenting time issues? California child custody and parenting time laws focus on a central theme: the best interests of the child. Our laws require Family Court Judges to presume that …

What If Your Child Wants to Change Parents in a Child Custody Case

What If Your Child Wants to Change Parents in a Child Custody Case?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What if your child wants to change parents in a child custody case during or after a divorce in Carlsbad or San Diego?  Divorce itself is filled with enough challenges and emotional issues.  Things can become even more challenging if one of your children tells you they want to make a change to their primary residence.  This is a crucial …