What Should You Do if Your Child is Taken By a Parent to a Foreign Country

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What should you do if your child is taken by a parent to a foreign country?  What happens if one parent violates child custody orders and takes a child or your children across the border?  How do you get your children back and what action should you take? Most international child custody cases involving a California Family Law Court and …

Does it Matter Who Files Divorce First in a Divorce

Does it Matter Who Files Divorce First in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Does it matter who files first in a divorce in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista or anywhere else in North County?  We are often asked about the importance of filing first when approaching a divorce in North County San Diego.  The most important thing to remember is a divorce should be carefully considered, and not something you race into just to …

Venue is an Important California Child Custody Issue

Venue is an Important California Child Custody Issue

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

A recent case highlights the importance of “venue” from a legal perspective in California child custody cases. Venue is an important California child custody issue and often applies to those in military service, as well as unmarried couples when one of the parents intends to move away or has left the state of California with a child or children. In …

Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked questions such as “does it matter who files for divorce first?” or “what happens if my spouse files first?” No one should be in a hurry to file divorce papers. There may be urgency to file in cases involving domestic violence, criminal activity or other abuse where emergency restraining orders may be required, but most cases …