How Can I Get Spousal Support in a San Diego Divorce? Family Law

How Can I Get Spousal Support in a San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

You may be wondering “How can I get spousal support in a San Diego divorce?”  Spousal support is usually a tool the Family Court considers to level the financial playing field between the two parties.  While child support is fairly straight forward and based upon specific calculations, spousal support is much more vague and legally complex.  This is why it …

You Could Lose Custody of Your Kids During or After a San Diego Divorce

You Could Lose Custody of Your Kids During or After a San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Did you know you could lose custody of your kids during or after a San Diego divorce?    If you have children and are contemplating or in the process of a divorce you may believe child custody and parenting time are going to be equally divided between you and your former spouse.  If your divorce has been completed and custody and …

Domestic Violence Priors May Affect Your Carlsbad Divorce - Family Law

Domestic Violence Priors May Affect Your Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence priors may affect your Carlsbad divorce and crucial aspects such as child custody and spousal support.  California residents, and those across the country, are all too familiar with stories of relationships gone bad.  Domestic violence continues to be an issue in the San Diego community and has actually risen in the presence of COVID-19.   The extreme situation is …

Domestic Violence in Carlsbad Divorce Cases

Domestic Violence in Carlsbad Divorce Cases

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How will the Court handle domestic violence in Carlsbad divorce cases?  What is the impact of restraining orders and findings of domestic violence in a North County family law case? Those who have experienced domestic violence, especially in the context of the end of a marriage and divorce, often feel isolated and that there aren’t many options available for help. …

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 …

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

“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 …