A Brief Primer on Child Custody and Parenting Time

A Brief Primer on Child Custody and Parenting Time

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

If you are searching for a brief primer on child custody and parenting time in a North County San Diego divorce here are some of the basic pieces you need to know. California family law focuses on two types of child custody: physical custody and legal custody.  Physical custody determines where the child will live and how that will be …

Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support

Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support in North County San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked “Will I have to pay spousal support?”  When the marriage has lasted a long time it is usually modified to include “Will I have to pay spousal support for the rest of my life?” Spousal support is a complex legal issue of divorce.  California’s spousal support laws are quite extensive as is supporting case law.  If …

Concerned about a Gavron Warning in Your Divorce

Should You Be Concerned about a Gavron Warning in Your Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

Should you be concerned about a Gavron Warning in your divorce as it pertains to spousal support?  What is the Gavron Warning, and why is this an important issue in many North County divorce cases?  Under California law the Court may want a recipient of spousal support to become self-sufficient over a period of time and to make reasonable efforts …

Why is it Important to Fight Restraining Orders in a North County Divorce Case

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Why is it often important to fight restraining orders in a divorce? Why should you contact Burke & Domercq and go to the hearing if you’ve been served with a restraining order and are considering or in the midst of a divorce? It’s important to state up front Burke & Domercq does not in any way condone domestic violence or …

What Factors Affect Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support Awards?

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

What factors affect temporary and permanent spousal support awards in North County San Diego family law courts? The primary factor in spousal support is the “standard of living” enjoyed by the couple during the course of their marriage. This is established in California family law which gives the court the authority to order one party to pay for the support …

Can My Spouse Be Ordered to Pay Child Support During the Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “Can my spouse be ordered to pay child support?” during a North County or Carlsbad divorce? Yes, it is absolutely possible to obtain orders from our North County family law court regarding temporary child support as well as temporary spousal support in many cases. For example, if you have either been a stay-at-home parent or earn …

Questions about Spousal Support in a North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Spousal Support

We are often asked questions about spousal support in a North County Divorce. For example: “If one party had affairs outside of the marriage will that affect the spousal support that party must pay?” Since California is a “no-fault” divorce state, which assumes all divorces are the result of irreconcilable differences, our courts will not consider extra-marital affairs as part …

Temporary and Permanent Orders in a Carlsbad or North County Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Support

How does child support or spousal support work after the parties separate and file for divorce in North County? What is the difference between temporary orders and permanent orders in a Carlsbad or North County San Diego divorce action? The experienced divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq have worked in North County divorce and family law courts for decades. We …

Domestic Violence in North County Divorce Cases

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is the impact of domestic violence in a North County divorce case? Our clients have many questions about domestic violence, restraining orders and the impact it will have upon child custody, spousal support and other issues in the divorce. The most important issue to address is protection for those enduring domestic violence. We can help you to obtain temporary …