Status Quo and Post Divorce Decree Modification in North County

What Constitutes a Change in the Status Quo for a Post Divorce Decree Modification in North County?

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

Are you considering a request for a post divorce decree modification to child custody or parenting time, spousal support or child support? What is “Status Quo” and how does it affect the likely success of a post-decree modification after a North County or Carlsbad divorce? California family law courts are overloaded, and most courts including the family law courts in …

How Long Does Child Support Last in a North County Divorce?

How Long Does Child Support Last in a North County Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “How long does child support last in a North County divorce?”  What expenses should be included when considering child support obligations? Many people mistakenly believe that child support includes the division of college tuition and expenses, or basically until the child grows up and moves out of the house on their own. Under California law, child …

Changing Child Support Orders After a Carlsbad Divorce Decree

Changing Child Support Orders After a Carlsbad Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

Changing child support orders after a Carlsbad divorce decree is possible. The experienced post-decree modification attorneys at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience before Carlsbad family law courts in these matters. We provide sound advice informed by this experience and our legal skill and expertise. We will first review the orders issued by the judge or magistrate in your …

Managing Child Custody Issues After a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What are some of the keys to managing child custody issues after a divorce decree is issued in your case?  It is important to note from the outset the guiding principle in California child custody cases is “the best interests of the child.” During the process of or after completing a divorce parents may have disagreements about what is in …

Modifying Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders in North County

Modifying Child Custody and Parenting Time Orders in North County

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What is the process for modifying child custody and parenting time orders in North County? The experienced family law and post-decree modification attorneys at Burke & Domercq, LLP have represented clients in these cases for decades here in Carlsbad courts.  It is quite common for Carlsbad courts to hear child custody and parenting time modification cases. These cases can be …

Emails and Texts in Child Custody and Domestic Violence Disputes

Emails and Texts in Child Custody and Domestic Violence Disputes

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What are the legal roles of emails and texts in child custody and domestic violence related disputes in a Carlsbad divorce or post-decree matter?  Are they admissible?  The core issue is the level of anger and venom which is too easily communicated in a text or email.  One comment spurs another and before too long things can get out of …

Evidence to Request Changes in Child Support

You’ll Need Evidence to Request Changes in Child Support

Pierre Domercq Child Support

You will need evidence to request changes in child support here in Carlsbad.  A recent case has demonstrated the need to bring factual evidence when considering a request to modify existing child support orders.  California Courts require a significant change in circumstances known legally as the “status quo” before agreeing to hear a post decree modification case for child support …

Changes Affect Your Ability to Pay Child Support

What Happens When Life Changes Affect Your Ability to Pay Child Support?

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

What happens when life changes affect your ability to pay child support?  What if you lose your job or suffer a major illness?  What if you simply make less money and are unable to meet your child support obligations?  What if the person receiving the support or the parent paying the support has a significant increase or decrease in their …

Request Modification of Your Divorce Decree

Request Modification of Your Divorce Decree

Pierre Domercq Post Decree Modifications

How do you request modification of your divorce decree for child custody & parenting time, child support or spousal support?  Why won’t the Court hear every request for these changes? If a change is minor and both parties are in complete agreement you may file a motion requesting the change and approval by the Court.  This simply requires the review …