grandparent visitation rights under California law

Grandparent Visitation Rights Under California Law

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are the grandparent visitation rights under California law?  What happens after a bitter divorce or a family argument.  A recent case brings insight into a common question regarding California family law: Can grandparents seek court ordered visitation time with their grandchildren after a Carlsbad or North County divorce? California family law is written to honor the right to exercise …

Establishing Your Rights as a Father in North County

Establishing Your Rights as a Father in North County

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Establishing your rights as a father in North County may require more than some paperwork at the hospital or your name on a birth certificate.  It is possible to establish paternity by signing a Declaration of Paternity, usually shortly after birth within the hospital itself.  What happens if this is not the case?  How does a father protect his rights …

Experienced and Proven Carlsbad Divorce Mediator

Experienced and Proven Carlsbad Divorce Mediator

Pierre Domercq Mediation

Daniel Burke is an experienced and proven Carlsbad divorce mediator who is prepared to help resolve family disputes and legal issues throughout North County San Diego.  Dan has decades of experience in family law cases and divorces in Carlsbad and across North County.  This experience makes him one of the most sought after mediators for divorcing couples who need help …

Balancing Issues of Paternity in Carlsbad and North County

Balancing Issues of Paternity in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Do you need help balancing issues of paternity in Carlsbad and North County San Diego?  Paternity is one of the many aspects of family law that require the advice of a seasoned and proven lawyer. Paternity issues can be emotional and challenging for both unmarried parents before and after the arrival of a child.  The mother may be concerned with …

Spousal Support Has a Lot to Do with Previous Lifestyle

Spousal Support Has a Lot to Do with Previous Lifestyle

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

The award of spousal support has a lot to do with previous lifestyle and the ability of each spouse to achieve gainful, long term employment.  North County family law courts are absolutely influenced by the lifestyle enjoyed by the parties during the marriage.  In fact maintaining the “standard of living” of a former spouse after a divorce is the primary …

What is Mediation And how Can it Help in a North County Divorce

What is Mediation And how Can it Help in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

What is mediation and how can it help in a North County divorce?  Mediation is a cost effective and timely alternative to resolving differences in a North County divorce, child custody & visitation, child support, spousal support or family law dispute through litigation in a Court of Law. Mediation is designed to bring the parties in a family law dispute …

The Gavron Warning and California Spousal Support

The Gavron Warning and California Spousal Support

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What is the relationship between the Gavron Warning and California spousal support?  Many Californians believe spousal support continues forever until a former spouse dies or remarries.  While this may be true for marriages of long duration, it simply doesn’t apply to the majority of permanent spousal support orders.  Judges covering divorce cases here in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas and across North …

How Long Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody

How Long Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How long does domestic violence affect child custody after a divorce?  Once domestic violence has been established by a California Court, the burden of proof is clearly and heavily upon the violent offender to demonstrate that it is in the child’s best interest to modify child custody and parenting time orders. There have been several published cases at the Appellate …

Are Millennials Lowering the National Divorce Rate

Are Millennials Lowering the National Divorce Rate

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Are Millennials lowering the national divorce rate?  A new study out of the University of Maryland has determined that the national divorce rate dropped by 18% from 2008 to 2016.  Have the values with which Millennials approach a marriage fundamentally changed the success rates of today’s marriages? The study noted women in new marriages today are much more likely to …