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 …

Balancing Issues of Paternity in Carlsbad and North County

Balancing Issues of Paternity in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Do you need help balancing issues of paternity in Carlsbad and North County San Diego?  Paternity is one of the many aspects of family law that require the advice of a seasoned and proven lawyer. Paternity issues can be emotional and challenging for both unmarried parents before and after the arrival of a child.  The mother may be concerned with …

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave California

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave California?

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Can an unmarried mother take her child and leave California without the father’s permission?  While this is a complex legal question, the simple answer begins with “yes, unless the father of the child asserts his rights and paternity under California law.”  If this is the case, how does an unmarried father in California protect his custody rights and the parenting privileges …

“My unmarried wife can take our baby and leave town and I have no legal say in the matter?”

Pierre Domercq Paternity

It may surprise many North County San Diego residents to learn that more than half of the children born in the United States today come into a family with unmarried parents. The norms have changed, and couples are tending to live together before entering into marriage. This presents an important legal challenge for the unmarried fathers of children born in …

Why Should an Unmarried Father in Cohabitation Consider Paternity

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Why should an unmarried father in cohabitation with his significant other consider a paternity action in North County? In the past 17 years the number of cohabitating, unmarried couples has almost doubled. More than 40% of the children born in the United States last year were born to an unmarried couple. This has become the standard for more and more …

Seeking Paternity Orders to Protect Child Custody

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Many unmarried fathers are confused by the topic of paternity in North County. After all, many complete paperwork at the hospital which puts their name on the birth certificate of their child and even begins child support obligations. However, it is important for unwed fathers in North County and all of San Diego to understand this important legal distinction: You …

Changes in California’s Family Lifestyles

Pierre Domercq Family Law

How are changes in California’s family lifestyles affecting family law and divorce in Carlsbad and North County San Diego? As Millenials and Baby Boomers age the “traditional family” stereotype is continually changing. The Pew Research Institute recently released a study which shows younger adults are choosing to live together and cohabitate instead of traditional marriage. This applies to couples of …

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. …

What are the Legal Protections for Couples Who Live Together

Pierre Domercq Family Law

“The times, they are a changing.” The patterns of relationships in the past 20 years has substantially changed from the traditional rules of the past. The days of attending school, getting a job, getting married, buying a home, starting a family and working to retirement have substantially changed. Many couples today prefer to live together and put off buying a …