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How to Keep Child Custody Exchanges Civil/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis and York PC
How to Keep Child Custody Exchanges Civil Be Ready to Go at the Scheduled Time If you have to be at the exchange site at 5:00 P.M., don’t wait until 4:45 P.M. to start packing up your child’s clothes, toys, and school supplies. When exchanges occur at the parent’s home, make sure that the child’s […]
Pet Custody Battles in Divorce/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis and York PC
Bringing two lives together in marriage takes work and effort—the process of separating those lives during a divorce takes at least as much work. This is very clear when you look at the issues of pets in a divorce. When you have two people who love the family pet, trying to decide who keeps them […]
Divorce After Adopting a Child/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis and York, PC
If you’ve used adoption to grow your family, you know how much joy a child can bring to your life. When you and your partner decide to divorce, you might wonder how your split will affect the adoption. Will you still have equal rights to the child? Does one parent have more rights than the […]
Taking Care of Your Credit After a Divorce/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis and York, PC
When your marriage ends, you may be looking forward to the next phase of your life. But before you can begin to rebuild your life, you may need to take steps to rebuild your credit as well. It’s not unusual for people to suffer credit hits when their marriage dissolves. If this happens to you, […]
Why Unmarried Parents Should Still Work Out Child Custody Details/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis and York, PC
When you are in a relationship with your child’s other parent, you may not feel it necessary to have child custody plans drawn up. However, whether you intend to remain unmarried or are simply not yet ready to commit to marriage, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself, your partner, and your […]
Figuring Out Student Loan Debts During a Divorce/0 Comments/in Uncategorized /by Coumanis & York, P.C.
The more you have entering or leaving a marriage, the more complicated you can expect your divorce to be. This is the case for both debts and assets, which is why so many people address these issues in prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. If you or your ex-partner have student debt acquired before or during the […]
Prenuptial Agreements Aren’t Only for the Wealthy/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York PC
You’re getting ready for the biggest commitment you’ve ever made – marriage. In the midst of looking at venues, discussing guest lists, and figuring out what to serve for dinner, don’t forget to consider your legal needs during this stage of life. For many couples, this means looking into a prenuptial agreement. You may wonder […]
The Role of Mediation in an Alabama Divorce/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York PC
Whether you’re just starting to consider divorce as an option or you’ve already begun the legal process of ending your marriage, you’ve likely heard the term mediation come up multiple times. Mediation strives to give another option to couples who don’t want a painful, drawn-out court battle when ending their marriage. It has numerous benefits […]
Challenges for Divorcees with Special Needs Children/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis and York, P.C.
Divorcing with children is always challenging, but the situation is even more complex when special needs children are involved. Their unique array of needs and the hands-on parenting needed to manage their conditions can make it especially difficult to agree on a divorce settlement. As you plan for life after divorce, consider everything your special […]
What Should I Ask for in a Divorce Settlement?/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis and York, P.C.
A fair divorce settlement will allow both spouses to make a clean break, leave the marriage with what they need to start over, and honor the sacrifices made by both parties for the marriage. However, getting to that point takes a lot of negotiation and compromise. Before you get into negotiations, it’s good to take […]