Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage that occurs through a local court procedure. The spouse to initiates the divorce is known as the petitioner; the other spouse is known as the respondent. If you or your spouse are considering divorce, below are some basic things you should know before moving forward. When can […]
The American Psychological Association reports that marriage by the age of 50 occurs in more than 90 percent of Western culture. Still, between 40 and 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce. The reasons behind a divorce may vary and depend on the particular life circumstances of the couple. Below are […]
Last year, Psychology Today featured an article that reported men – not women – benefit the most from marriage, according to studies. And although popular society paints the image of little girls dreaming up their wedding day years before the big day actually becomes a reality – and men as being afraid of lifelong commitments […]
While marriage is a life-altering event, so is divorce. When a marriage ends in divorce the spouses are not the only ones who are affected by the broken relationship – the ripple effect touches the kids, family members, and even friends. A divorce can be emotionally and financially distressing, whether the separation was an agreeable […]
A divorce is not only emotionally stressful, but the uncomfortableness of cutting financial ties with a former spouse can be even more difficult. It is true that alimony, child support, and real property are the focus of many divorces; however, when gathering and distributing marital and nonmarital assets, an often forgotten asset that is just […]
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.