Commonly known across the country as alimony, spousal maintenance in Arizona often becomes an issue of contention between couples when the marriage ends. A determination of spousal support affects both parties’ finances in the immediate and distant future. Under Arizona law, a list of factors are used to determine whether or not a spouse is […]
Every child deserves to have a meaningful, frequent and continuing relationship with his or her parent. For this reason, Arizona law affords parents a reasonable right to access to his or her children – commonly referred to as “parenting time.” While the goal is for parents to have the opportunity to spend time with their […]
Each divorce is as different as the soon-to-be-ex-spouses involved. Going through the divorce process can be expensive and lengthy, not to mention stressful. The option of divorce mediation may be an alternative to a heated battle in court. In divorce mediation, the couple meets with a neutral third-party (known as the mediator) whose aim is […]
Since 2013, Arizona no longer uses the term “child custody” when referring to which parent is responsible for the care, control and maintenance of a child following a divorce. Instead, the legal term used to refer to child custody is “legal decision-making.” Consequently, Arizona courts determine which parent will have the legal decision-making authority over […]
Mediation can be a powerful method to resolve disputes between parties without involving the costs and delays of the court system. During this process, a trained mediator helps the parties come to a solution that is optimal for all, but not without compromises. While some divorces require court intervention, those that can be settled through mediation […]
At the Law Office of Ronald L. Kossack, we assist Arizona residents with family law cases including divorce, child custody, child support and modifications. We work with families in the East Valley and surrounding areas including Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Avondale, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Fountain Hills, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy and Florence. We also help residents living in and around Maricopa County and Pinal County.