Fight Restraining Orders in a San Diego Divorce Case

It is Important to Fight Restraining Orders in a San Diego Divorce Case

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

It is important to fight restraining orders in a San Diego divorce case to protect your rights as a parent if you are falsely accused.  Why should you contact Burke & Domercq and make sure to go to the hearing if you’ve been served with a restraining order and are approaching or in the midst of a divorce? It’s important …

Seeking Paternity Orders to Protect Your Child Custody Rights

“The Unmarried Mother of Our baby Can Leave Town and I have No Legal Say in the Matter?”

Pierre Domercq Paternity

We are often asked something to the effect of “The unmarried mother of our baby can leave town and I have no legal say in the matter?”  It may surprise many San Diego residents to learn that more than half of the children born in the United States today come into a family with unmarried parents. The norms have changed, and …

Effects of COVID-19 on Domestic Strife in North County

The Effects of COVID-19 on Domestic Strife in North County

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

The effects of COVID-19 on domestic strife in North County and Carlsbad have resulted in increased new divorce filings.  Many family law advocates have noted an increase in both reported and unreported domestic violence. Common beliefs about domestic violence and resulting child custody and parenting time orders may not reflect the reality of today’s Family Courts.  Domestic violence often results …

Domestic Violence Affect a North County Divorce

How Can Domestic Violence Affect a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How does domestic violence affect a North County divorce? What impact will a restraining order have upon the cost-effective completion of your divorce? What should I do if my spouse is leveling false allegations of domestic violence to gain an upper hand in the divorce? Domestic violence and resulting restraining orders will not affect the ability to divorce itself. California …

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 …

Best Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence

7 steps to Best Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence or an Abusive Husband or Wife in Carlsbad or North County

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What are the 7 steps to best protect yourself from domestic violence or an abusive husband or wife in Carlsbad or North County? •1. The first step to best protect yourself from domestic violence is to collect resources such as money, check books, credit cards, cell phone, laptop, and friends willing to help you. •2. If you have children with …

Domestic Violence in Carlsbad Divorce Cases

Domestic Violence Allegations in a Carlsbad Divorce Case

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the impact of domestic violence allegations in a Carlsbad divorce case? Our clients have many questions about domestic violence, restraining orders and the impact it will have upon child custody and parenting time as well as spousal support and other issues in the divorce. The most important issue to address is protection for those enduring domestic violence. We …

Domestic Violence Defined Under Federal and State Law

How is Domestic Violence Defined Under Federal and State Law

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How is domestic violence defined under federal and state law?  Families in California might benefit from learning more about how domestic violence issues are governed by state and federal entities. The state laws are designed to prevent violence from occurring within the family or in intimate relationships. Domestic violence in California may be described as a criminal act that happens …

Issues Which Could Influence Child Custody

Issues Which Could Influence Child Custody

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are some of the issues which could influence child custody in a Carlsbad or North County divorce case?  If both parents are deemed to be fit, joint legal custody would typically be ordered for the oversight of educational, medical and other factors.  A shared parenting time schedule is generally preferred as many studies have shown it is best for …