Why Should an Unmarried Father File a Paternity Case in San Diego?

Why Should an Unmarried Father File a Paternity Case in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Why should an unmarried father file a paternity case in San Diego? You may have completed paperwork at the hospital and you may be listed on the birth certificate as the father of the child. You may even be paying child support for your baby. However, there is one important legal issue you must be aware of: You have no …

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 …

Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Child Custody or Spousal Support

Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Child Custody or Spousal Support in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

How do you get spousal support, child support or child custody orders modified after a divorce decree in San Diego?  Generally speaking, in order to consider post divorce decree modifications to child custody or spousal support in San Diego the Court will be looking for what is legally described as a “significant change in the Status Quo.”  What is the …

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 …

Stable Home Environments for Children During and After a Divorce

Stable Home Environments for Children During and After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

It is important for the Court to ensure stable home environments for children during and after a divorce.  One potential challenge for divorced parents in California revolves around keeping rules between households consistent for children. There are many aspects of divorce such as property division and resolution of custody, parenting time and support which take time and energy.  However, the …

Parenting Plans Are Changing Based Upon Recent New Laws

How Important is a Good Parenting Plan in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

How important is a good parenting plan in a Carlsbad divorce?  Your parenting plan will establish how you and your former spouse will share time with the children as well as the ability to make legal decisions regarding each child’s health, education and religious upbringing.  The time you spend carefully planning this important schedule will have a tremendous impact not …

Relocation with Children without Advance Permission

Can the North County Family Court Limit My Rights as a Father to Parenting Time Only?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Can the North County Family Court limit my rights as a father to parenting time only?  In effect the ability to visit with my child but not to make important decisions in their life? The short answer is yes.  The duty of the Court to protect the “best interests of a child” has precedence over the “liberty interest” of a …

Well-Being of Your Child Guides Court Decisions About Custody Changes

The Well-Being of Your Child Guides Court Decisions About Custody Changes

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you seeking changes to existing temporary or permanent child custody orders?  The well-being of your child guides Court decisions about custody changes in all California cases. Reasons can arise in the lives of parents in California which require them to seek court approval of a new child custody agreement. When evaluating modification requests, a judge will give the most …

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

Dealing with Co-Parenting Issues During a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you concerned about dealing with co-parenting issues during a divorce?  The manner with which you handle yourself and all communications between you and your former spouse will make all the difference in a successful outcome. Going through a divorce can present many new challenges for anyone in California.  This is especially true when efforts still need to be made …