Modification of Spousal Support Rejected - Hidden Income in San Diego

Modification of Spousal Support Rejected Due to Spouse’s Effort to Hide Income

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

A California Family Court recently rejected a former husband’s modification of spousal support request due to bad faith and an attempt to manipulate business ownership to hide “income.” The former husband owned a business which provided a $50,000 per year salary and an additional $200,000+ in business income annually. He had been originally ordered to pay over $9,000 per month …

August is Known as Child Support Awareness Month in California

August is Known as Child Support Awareness Month in California

Pierre Domercq Child Support

August has been traditionally known as child support awareness month in California and across the nation since the 1990s.  Why are parents responsible for child support during and after a divorce or in the case when the child’s parents aren’t married? The first and most important answer to the question of how parents are responsible for child support is a …

Can You Ask the Court to Raise or Lower Child Support in California?

Can You Ask the Court to Raise or Lower Child Support in California?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

Can you ask the Court to raise or lower child support at any point after a divorce is finalized in California?  What is the process for seeking modifications to child support orders here in San Diego? If both of the parties are in agreement to a change appropriate documentation should be submitted to the Court for review and approval.  The …

Justify Child Custody or Parenting Time Modification in San Diego

Factors Which Justify Child Custody or Parenting Time Modification in San Diego

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the factors which justify child custody or parenting time modification in San Diego?  What must happen in order to request a change in these orders during or after your divorce? The existing temporary or permanent child custody and parenting orders reflect the Court’s perspective of “the best interests of the child(ren).”  While these orders are not locked in …

When to Seek a Post Decree Modification of Child Support - San Diego

When is it Appropriate to Seek a Post Decree Modification of Child Support?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

When is it appropriate for a parent to seek a post decree modification of child support?  Our San Diego Family Courts are far too busy to hear every potential child support or child custody modification case.  Our Family Courts have established requirements which must be met prior to the filing of a post decree modification of child support.  There is …

Effects of COVID-19 on Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders

The Effects of COVID-19 on Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the effects of COVID-19 on child custody and parenting time orders in San Diego?  There is no way to practically capture the absolute disruption of life which the pandemic has wrought upon all of us.  One of the greatest COVID-related challenge is managing life as a parent of school aged children. The anxiety and stress of the pandemic …

Reduce or Eliminate Spousal Support

Can You Reduce or Eliminate Spousal Support in North County?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Can you reduce or eliminate spousal support in North County?  The recent impact of COVID-19 on the local business community has affected the income of many households here in Carlsbad and North County.  How will a layoff, furlough or the loss of a job affect your spousal support obligations? Many people incorrectly believe that once a judge has issued a …

Can Spousal Support be Modified

Can Spousal Support be Modified Post-Decree in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

We are often asked “can spousal support be modified after divorce orders are issued in Carlsbad?’ The answer is “yes” as long as there is a valid reason for the Court to consider your case and issue the orders. What the Court is looking for from a legal perspective is called a substantial change in the “Status Quo.” In other …

Cohabitation Affect Spousal Support After a Divorce

How does Cohabitation Affect Spousal Support After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

How does cohabitation affect spousal support after a divorce in Carlsbad or North County? What happens when you are paying spousal support after your divorce and you learn your former spouse is cohabiting with someone new? These cases are highly unique and based upon the individual circumstances in each case but worth discussing with the experienced Certified Family Law Specialists …