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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 […]
Questions to Ask Before Filing for a Divorce/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York, P.C.
You’ve decided that divorce is your only option moving forward. Hiring a divorce attorney is the next step, but how do you know when you’ve found the right divorce lawyer? During each consultation, use your time to ask plenty of questions. This process will be stressful and consume a large part of your life in […]
Why More Couples Are Divorcing Older—and What You Can Do to Avoid It/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York
Divorce trends are a good way of understanding how culture and society are changing. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of aging adults deciding to divorce. In many cases, these divorces occur after marriages that lasted 20 to 30 years. What does this mean, and how can you protect […]
Does Child Support Cover Your Kid’s Extracurricular Activities?/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York PC
The child support system has changed so many times that it can be difficult to keep track of what it’s for, how it’s calculated, and how it benefits the child. Kids today keep busy with a wide range of activities and hobbies, which further complicates the child support question. Whether you pay or receive child […]
Are Stock Options Marital Property in a Divorce?/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York PC
When a couple divorces, few topics are as controversial as the division of assets. Both parties often feel entitled to the assets acquired during the course of the marriage, leading to expensive and time-consuming legal battles. Before you get locked into a battle of wills with your ex-partner, understand how stock options are treated in […]
Can an IRA Be Cashed Out During a Divorce?/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York, PC
The more assets you have, the more complicated your divorce may become. This is especially true when it comes to retirement funds as these are strictly regulated by the federal government. It’s not enough to simply come to an agreement with your ex-partner, withdraw the money, and hand it over to them—going this route could […]
How to Lessen the Financial Impact of a Divorce/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York, PC
In case the emotional impact of divorce wasn’t enough, divorcing couples also need to worry about a massive hit to their financial well-being. In fact, it’s a fear of financial instability that keeps some people married far longer than they should be. If you’re getting ready to go through this major life change, you can […]
How Do I Divorce My Military Spouse Who is Stationed Overseas?/0 Comments/in family law /by Coumanis & York P.C.
The logistics of divorce can be overwhelming, and that’s before you add in the fact that your spouse isn’t even in the same country. Military marriages can be tumultuous and full of unique challenges, and if you’ve arrived at the decision to divorce, you likely want to move forward as quickly as possible. We are […]
My Spouse Cleaned Out Our Joint Account Before a Divorce, Can I Get My Money Back?/0 Comments/in Blog, family law /by Coumanis & York, P.C.
In some divorce cases, the end is a slow crawl that is obvious to both parties. In others, one party is blindsided by the other’s announcement that they want to end the marriage. In the second scenario, the spouse who wishes to divorce sometimes adds insult to injury by wiping out the joint bank account […]