Mediation a Strategy You Should Consider in Your Divorce

Is Mediation a Strategy You Should Consider in Your Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

Is mediation a strategy you should consider in your divorce?  Why is mediation such an effective tool and how can it help in your own divorce case? Let’s begin with a few important facts: The greatest factor that determines the cost and time associated with a divorce is the ability of the parties to work through areas of disagreement to …

Impact of Personality Disorders and Toxic Relationships on Divorce

The Impact of Personality Disorders and Toxic Relationships on a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the impact of personality disorders and toxic relationships on a North County divorce?  Marriages which end due to personality disorders, controlling or abusive relationships or addictions often lead to a time consuming, expensive and litigious divorce.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq can help you to manage …

What is Mediation in a Carlsbad Divorce and How Does it Work

What is Mediation in a Carlsbad Divorce and How Does it Work?

Pierre Domercq Mediation

What is mediation in a Carlsbad divorce and how does it work?  Mediation is a structured process for resolving areas of disagreement in a safe, productive and private environment. The parties review options and agree upon a mediator for their case.  The mediator should have extensive experience in California family law and the local rules our Family Courts.  The mediator …

Parenting Plans Are Changing Based Upon Recent New Laws

Parenting Plans Are Changing Based Upon Recent New Laws

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

California residents may have heard that parenting plans are changing based upon recent new laws. Until recent years parenting plans often included one parent receiving primary custody, while the other receives partial parenting time. Many states including California have passed recent laws promoting a more evenly shared child custody and parenting plans.  This is legally based in the principle of …

Should We Consider a Private Judge in our Carlsbad Divorce

Should We Consider a Private Judge in our Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “Should we consider a private judge in our Carlsbad divorce?”  There are several advantages to a private judge in a Carlsbad or North County divorce. There are often issues of cost and speed. There are also a few drawbacks to consider. If your case is fairly straight forward and doesn’t involve children or substantial assets you …

Stable Home Environments for Children During and After a Divorce

Stable Home Environments for Children During and After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

It is important for the Court to ensure stable home environments for children during and after a divorce.  One potential challenge for divorced parents in California revolves around keeping rules between households consistent for children. There are many aspects of divorce such as property division and resolution of custody, parenting time and support which take time and energy.  However, the …