What Constitutes the Best Interests of the Child Standard California

What Constitutes the Best Interests of the Child Standard in a San Diego Parenting Case?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What constitutes the best interests of the child standard in a San Diego parenting case?  Why is it important to understand this central guiding principle of California family law? When parents are working on child custody and parenting time plans or a Family Court Judge is asked to consider any interest involving a minor child the primary legal guiding principle …

The Impact of Alcoholism or Substance Abuse on Child Custody Parenting

The Impact of Alcoholism or Substance Abuse on Child Custody

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What is the impact of alcoholism or substance abuse on child custody and parenting time during or after a San Diego divorce?  If the other parent of your child(ren) has an issue with alcohol or substance abuse it is absolutely a cause for concern.  Those who suffer from alcoholism or substance abuse often operate a motor vehicle while under the …

When is a Legal Separation a Good Option Prior to a Divorce San Diego

When is a Legal Separation a Good Option Prior to a Divorce in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Legal Separation

What is a “legal separation” and when is a legal separation a good option prior to a divorce in San Diego?  A divorce completely severs all legal and financial ties between a married couple in California.  A legal separation provides a process and structure to the separation of two parties from the marriage without ending the bonds of marriage themselves.  …

Designing a Customized Parenting Plan in Your San Diego Divorce

Designing a Customized Parenting Plan in Your San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Are you interested in a designing a customized parenting plan in your San Diego divorce?  What do you need to know if you are a parent who is considering a divorce in San Diego? A divorce which involves children is actually quite a complex matter.  Ultimately the Court must either decide upon or approve a parenting plan which resolves two …

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 …

Is There Child Support When Co-Parents Share Custody - Family Law

Is There Child Support When Co-Parents Share Custody?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked if there is child support when co-parents share custody.  Whenever a divorce in San Diego involves a child or children under the age of 18 (or still in high school) the parties must complete California’s child support calculator.  The result of the State child support calculator must be provided to the Judge, even if the parties …

What Details Should Be Included in a San Diego Parenting Plan - Divorce

What Details Should Be Included in a San Diego Parenting Plan

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked what details should be included in a San Diego parenting plan and how detailed the plan needs to be.  A parenting plan is an important part of any San Diego divorce which involves children.  The parenting plan should be as detailed as possible and should reflect considerations for any potential challenges which might arise between the …