Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

How is Spousal Support Established in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Are you concerned about your ability to support yourself financially after a divorce? How is spousal support established in a North County divorce? If you are going to receive support from your former spouse, how long will it last?  Will you have to find employment and become self-sustaining?  These are often among the first concerns our clients share when meeting …

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 …

What Impact will Domestic Violence Have Upon My Divorce

What Impact will Domestic Violence Have Upon My Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What impact will domestic violence have upon my divorce in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista or anywhere in North County San Diego?  What actually constitutes domestic violence?  How will it affect the orders issued by the Court in our case? It is important to understand each case is unique, and the specific circumstances in your case will determine the ultimate impact …

Temporary Restraining Order Can Permanently Affect Child Custody

Even a Temporary Restraining Order Can Permanently Affect Child Custody

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

It may surprise you to learn that even a temporary restraining order can permanently affect child custody.  This is rooted in a law which was changed in 2014 to mandate that any child custody, parenting time or child support order issued while a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) was in place, survive the termination or expiration of the DVRO. Divorces …

Basics You Need to Know about a North County Divorce

What are the Basics You Need to Know about a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are you considering a divorce in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Oceanside, Vista or Escondido?  What are the basics you need to know about a North County divorce?  What actions should you consider and what are some of the things to avoid? Each divorce is unique to the circumstances surrounding the parties.  If you are served divorce papers it is …

Husband or wife Threatens to Get a Restraining Order

What Should You Do if Your Husband or wife Threatens to Get a Restraining Order in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

What should you do if your husband or wife threatens to get a restraining order in Carlsbad?  What if these events are happening at the same time as discussions about or a pending divorce?  Most experienced Carlsbad divorce attorneys should tell you that the outcome of any specific case depends on the facts of that case.  However, in any divorce …

How is Child Custody Decided in Carlsbad Divorce

How is Child Custody Decided in Carlsbad Divorce Cases

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

How is child custody decided in Carlsbad divorce cases?  How do North County family law Courts approach the issues of child custody and parenting time?  While we cannot speak for the courts, we can provide insight based upon decades of appearances before those courts in thousands of child custody cases. Many of these issues are determined by the divorcing spouses …

Domestic Violence Includes Mental as well as Physical Abuse

Domestic Violence Includes Mental as well as Physical Abuse

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

It is important to know domestic violence includes mental as well as physical abuse in a divorce setting.  A recent case published late last year sheds important light on the important issue of domestic violence as it relates to restraining orders, permanent protective orders and ultimately issues such as child custody in a divorce. The case involved the father of …

When Do You Need a Carlsbad Child Custody Attorney

When Do You Need a Carlsbad Child Custody Attorney?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

When do you need a Carlsbad child custody attorney?  What determines child custody in a divorce case, and how can a parent pursue changes in North County San Diego child custody orders? Our local Courts are always focused on what is in the best interest of the child. Generally speaking, local Judges and Magistrates believe it is in the best …