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 …

Family Law Mediation in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Mediation

Are you looking for family law mediation in North County San Diego? Dan Burke is one of the most skilled and experienced family law mediators in North County. Mr. Burke has served as a local North County family law mediator since the 1990’s. He is highly recommended by clients and the legal industry and is a California Family Law Certified …

“My unmarried wife can take our baby and leave town and I have no legal say in the matter?”

Pierre Domercq Paternity

It may surprise many North County 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 couples are tending to live together before entering into marriage. This presents an important legal challenge for the unmarried fathers of children born in …

Do Child Custody and Parenting Time Agreements Need to be Written to be Enforceable?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Do child custody and parenting time agreements need to be written in order to be enforceable in North County? Oral agreements reached during negotiations between the parties in a North County or Carlsbad divorce are a great start. However, oral agreements often lead to confusion and complex legal issues down the road. The primary challenge with any oral agreement is …