Child Custody Work When the Parents Aren't Married?

How Does Child Custody Work When the Parents Aren’t Married?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

How does child custody work when the parents aren’t married?  In California all of the custodial rights of a child born to unmarried parents resides with the mother unless and until the father asserts and receives the legal protections of paternity.  Paternity is the process of establishing the legal rights of a father under California law. In order to establish …

What is the Reason to Legally Establish Paternity

What is the Reason to Legally Establish Paternity

Pierre Domercq Paternity

What is the reason to legally establish paternity in North County San Diego?  Doesn’t marriage or completing the forms at the hospital and getting my name on the birth certificate legally establish me as the baby’s father? California law presumes if a child is born to a married couple, they are legally established as the baby’s parents.  If the husband …

Do Mothers Have an Advantage in Child Custody Cases?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked “Do mothers have an advantage in child custody decisions during a North County or Carlsbad divorce?” California family law makes it quite clear there is no automatic bias toward either parent from the law’s perspective. There is a general perspective that mothers are awarded more parenting time than fathers, but this isn’t based upon gender. It’s …

When to Consider a Paternity Action in North County San Diego

Pierre Domercq Paternity

What is a “paternity” case and when should you consider a paternity action in North County San Diego? Paternity is the legal recognition of a man as the father of a specific child. In California, when a married couple have a child the husband is automatically considered to be the father of the child along with all legal custodial rights. …