Spot the Signs of Parental Alienation During or After a San Diego divorce

How Can You Spot the Signs of Parental Alienation

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What happens if one parent attempts to turn their child(ren) against a co-parent?  How can you spot the signs of parental alienation and take action to protect the relationship between you and your child(ren)? Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) was first identified in 1985 by child psychologist Richard Gardner.  Basically, parental alienation occurs when one parent attempts to substantially interfere with, …

Beginning a Parenting Plan in a Carlsbad Divorce - Parenting Time

Beginning a Parenting Plan in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

What do you need to know when it comes to beginning a parenting plan in a Carlsbad divorce?  What is a parenting plan, and what are the legal underpinnings of a well-crafted plan? There are two important legal perspectives to keep in mind as you approach discussions regarding a parenting plan.  The primary concern of California Family Law as it …

Can I be Denied Parenting Time when Behind on Child Support - Carlsbad

Can I Be Denied Parenting Time when Behind on Child Support

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Can I be denied parenting time when behind on child support in San Diego?  Can my former spouse and now co-parent prevent me from seeing my kids just because I’m late with child support? The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant economic hardships for many Carlsbad and San Diego households.  This has led to challenges in many co-parenting situations where child …

Why Should an Unmarried Father File a Paternity Case in San Diego?

Why Should an Unmarried Father File a Paternity Case in San Diego?

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Why should an unmarried father file a paternity case in San Diego? You may have completed paperwork at the hospital and you may be listed on the birth certificate as the father of the child. You may even be paying child support for your baby. However, there is one important legal issue you must be aware of: You have no …

Grandparent Get a Court Order for Visitation

Can a Grandparent Get a Court Order for Visitation in Carlsbad?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

We are often asked “Can a grandparent get a court order for visitation here in Carlsbad or North County?” California law is primarily interested in what is in the best interests of the child. While there is no specific California family law which provides guaranteed visitation rights to a grandparent, there is substantial case law on the subject that provides …

Does California Family Law Provide for Grandparent Visitation Rights

Does California Family Law Provide for Grandparent Visitation Rights?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Does California family law provide for grandparent visitation rights?  Is there such a thing as “Grandparent Visitation Rights” in a North County Family Law Court? While the case law continues to grow in this area of family law, there is foundation for a California or North County Family Law Court to consider grandparent visitation rights.  A Court’s decision in a …

Families Can Make Custom Child Custody Plans

Families Can Make Custom Child Custody Plans

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Did you know families can make custom child custody plans to meet the unique needs of their children?  For many parents in Carlsbad and North County who decide to divorce, child custody and visitation issues can be some of the most difficult and contentious matters that accompany the end of the marriage. While both parents may be prepared to end …

Parenting Plan Different than Child Custody

How is a Parenting Plan Different than Child Custody

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

How is a parenting plan different than child custody in a Carlsbad divorce? Child Custody is generally made up of two components: physical custody and legal custody.  Physical Custody is the legal right to have a child live in your home, while legal custody is the right to make important decisions regarding medical, religious, education and other practices in the …

Understanding Child Custody in a Carlsbad Divorce

Understanding Child Custody in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

Understanding child custody in a Carlsbad divorce is crucial for any parent.  There are basically two forms of child custody relating to the children of divorce in Carlsbad: Physical Custody Legal Custody “Physical Custody” relates to where a child will reside after a Carlsbad divorce or during legal separation. Physical custody provides a parent with the legal right to have …