Can't Agree upon Child Custody During a North County San Diego Divorce

What Happens When You Can’t Agree upon Child Custody During a North County San Diego Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What happens when you can’t agree upon child custody during a North County San Diego divorce?  Child custody and parenting time are often the most challenging issues for divorcing parents in North County San Diego to face.  Child custody disputes that are fueled by emotion or other motives will result in substantial costs and time delays.  What happens when the …

Migration Patterns are Linked to Divorce and Parenting Time

Declining Migration Patterns are Linked to Divorce and Parenting Time

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent University of Connecticut study which suggests declining migration patterns are linked to divorce and parenting time issues.  With both divorce and the trend toward joint custody continuing to rise, parents in California and elsewhere in the country may be less likely to move out of state because it means losing custody of their children.  The divorce rate has …

Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in North County

Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in North County

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Parenting plans can be quite creative here in North County and it is important to resolve disputes and ultimately reach agreement in these core issues.  Child custody and parenting time (often referred to as visitation) are part of the parenting plan when a North County San Diego divorce involves a child or children. Our Courts believe it is in a …

Negotiation is the fastest and least expensive option to resolve dispute

Negotiation is The Fastest and Least Expensive Option to Resolve Differences in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Negotiation is the fastest and least expensive option to resolve differences in a divorce case.  Once the decision is made to consider a divorce many people want to know how long the process will take, and how much a divorce will cost.  Both questions (time and cost) are primarily associated with the amount of disagreement between the parties on all …

Best Interest of The Child

What Does the Term Best Interest of The Child Mean in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What does the term Best Interest of a Child mean in a Carlsbad divorce and how does this affect child custody and parenting time?  There is no statutory definition of “best interest of the child.” Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.2 (b)(7) defines “best interest of the child” as being described in Fam. Code §3011. Curiously, that statute does not …

Sharing Parenting Time Over the Holidays

Sharing Parenting Time Over the Holidays

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Sharing parenting time over the holidays while balancing the separate needs of multiple families is quite challenging.  As a parent, you want to be there for every magical moment of the season and time away from your kids around the holidays may seem even heavier than usual. In addition, there may be challenges associated with previous traditions like picking out …

Evolution of Parenting Plans in California

Evolution of Parenting Plans in California

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are the evolution of parenting plans in California and how will child custody and parenting plan issues affect your divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas or North County?  Originally, parenting plans usually established one parent with primary custody authority, while the other parent received specific visitation rights.  Over the past several years many states are evolving their laws and …

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 …