Status Quo and Post Divorce Decree Modification in North County

How Violating a Restraining Order Could Affect the Outcome of a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Violating a restraining order could definitely affect the outcome of a divorce case here in Carlsbad.  What happens when one of the parties in a divorce seeks an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) resulting in a restraining order for the other party?  A temporary restraining order is often issued based simply upon the request of a person, and it will be …

Social Media Be Used Against You in a Divorce

Can Social Media Be Used Against You in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Can social media be used against you in a divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in North County San Diego?  Divorce today can be much more complex.  Technology and social media actually creates evidence that can be used against you in divorce court.  For this reason you should be very careful when using any sort of social media or technology such …

When Do You Need a Carlsbad Child Custody Attorney

When Do You Need a Carlsbad Child Custody Attorney?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

When do you need a Carlsbad child custody attorney?  What determines child custody in a divorce case, and how can a parent pursue changes in North County San Diego child custody orders? Our local Courts are always focused on what is in the best interest of the child. Generally speaking, local Judges and Magistrates believe it is in the best …

How Long Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody

How Long Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

How long does domestic violence affect child custody after a divorce?  Once domestic violence has been established by a California Court, the burden of proof is clearly and heavily upon the violent offender to demonstrate that it is in the child’s best interest to modify child custody and parenting time orders. There have been several published cases at the Appellate …

California Divorce Rate Highest in the Nation

Pierre Domercq Divorce

A recent article in a local newspaper noted that southern California has the highest divorce rate in the nation with more than 30 divorces filed on average every day of the year. Many myths surround the cost of a divorce, including the myth that attorneys drive these costs substantially higher. This is simply untrue. The greatest source of “cost” in …

Custody dispute calls into question children’s best interest

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

When it comes to child custody battles, judges often consider what is in the best interest of the child. This can be done through a variety of methods including evaluating each parent’s financial situation to considering input from family experts. In some situations, a judge may even consider what the child wants as well. But what happens when conflicts between …

Paul Walker’s mother seeks custody of granddaughter

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

While some of our San Diego readers might not realize it, child custody disputes can arise because of a number of issues. While most people think of situations of divorce, a person can request custody of a child for other reasons as well. Paul Walker’s mother has highlighted this point recently by seeking custody of her 15-year-old granddaughter. She has …