Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in Carlsbad

Parenting Plans Can Be Quite Creative Here in Carlsbad

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Parenting plans can be quite creative here in Carlsbad 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 child’s …

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 …

Domestic Violence Accusations Around the Holidays

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence accusations around the holidays may carry a lot more consequences than they appear on the surface. In some cases when one of the spouses is planning to file for divorce after the holidays, a false accusation may be levied against the other spouse for domestic violence or child abuse. We wish to make one point vividly clear: Burke …

What Happens When a Parent with Joint Custody Passes Away?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

A recent tragic case of a mother killed in an automobile accident serves as a perfect example for this question: “What happens when a divorced parent with joint custody passes away?” The short answer is sole custody is conferred upon the surviving natural parent in most cases. The best interests of the child(ren) will always be the principle factor considered …