Considered to be Domestic Violence

What is Considered to be Domestic Violence in North County?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What is considered to be domestic violence in North County and what impact can domestic violence have upon a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or Vista? Legally, domestic violence is considered to include intentional or reckless physical, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse as well as threats of abuse when both parties have been involved in an “intimate” relationship.  This includes living …

Seeking Modifications to your North County or Carlsbad Divorce Orders

Seeking Modifications to your North County or Carlsbad Divorce Orders

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

Are you seeking modifications to your North County or Carlsbad divorce orders?  What must occur for you to successfully pursue a change in orders relating to: spousal support child support child custody or parenting time domestic violence or abuse The answer to your question is actually quite legally complex.  The decision of whether or not the Court will hear your …

hat Happens to our Pets in a North County Divorce Case?

What Happens to Our Pets in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “what happens to our pets in a North County divorce court?”  Recent changes in California family law provide some new answers for how beloved pets are managed during a modern divorce proceeding. While there are no specific laws governing the “custody” of a pet, California law now views your beloved family pets as an important part …

Does Shared Parenting Time Affect the Amount of Child Support

Does Shared Parenting Time Affect the Amount of Child Support

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Does shared parenting time affect the amount of child support in North County San Diego divorce cases?  What is the difference between legal and physical child custody and how will this work in your case? There are two types of child custody associated with a divorce in North County: Legal Custody and Physical Custody.  Physical custody is associated with the …

What is the Reason to Legally Establish Paternity

What is the Reason to Legally Establish Paternity

Pierre Domercq Paternity

What is the reason to legally establish paternity in North County San Diego?  Doesn’t marriage or completing the forms at the hospital and getting my name on the birth certificate legally establish me as the baby’s father? California law presumes if a child is born to a married couple, they are legally established as the baby’s parents.  If the husband …

Is Pet Custody Anything Like Child Custody

Is Pet Custody Anything Like Child Custody in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Is pet custody anything like child custody in a North County divorce case?  How is the disposition of a pet decided during a divorce?  The Governor signed a new law into effect late last year which provides some new standing in a California divorce.  No, the pets are not considered equal to children.  They are actually classified as property under …

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave California

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave California?

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Can an unmarried mother take her child and leave California without the father’s permission?  While this is a complex legal question, the simple answer begins with “yes, unless the father of the child asserts his rights and paternity under California law.”  If this is the case, how does an unmarried father in California protect his custody rights and the parenting privileges …