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 …

Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Child Custody or Spousal Support

Post Divorce Decree Modifications to Child Custody or Spousal Support in North County

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

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

Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce

How do I Keep Custody of a Pet in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “How do I keep custody of a pet in a divorce?”  Divorcing husbands and wives in Carlsbad, Oceanside and the surrounding areas sometimes seek custody of their dogs or cats and other pets. Because Carlsbad and Oceanside are so close to the beach, warm sunny days encourage people to spend time outdoors with their pets. Typically, …

How will a new law affect pets in a divorce

How Will a New Law Affect Pets in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How will a new law affect pets in a divorce here in North County San Diego?  Pets are obviously beloved members of the family.  What is to become of the family dog, cat, bird, snakes or ferret after the divorce? Until recently, pets in California were unfortunately considered more like community property.  Under a new bill signed into law by …

Can You Lose Child Custody if You Take the Children and Relocate Out of the Area without Advance Permission of the Court?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Can you actually lose child custody if you take the children and relocate out of the area without the advance permission of the court? The short answer is: “It’s complicated, but yes.” In a typical North County divorce case the judge will issue final orders including child custody and parenting time and the court will retain jursidiction over the case …