Some people believe that when they get divorced, they’ll be receiving a check from their ex each month in perpetuity. This is not true. In fact, in Arizona, you are not entitled to alimony (also known as spousal maintenance or spousal support). You bear the burden of proving your should receive alimony from your ex-spouse. […]
When some people think about going through a divorce, they envision the division of assets like their home and their vehicles. They think about custody and parenting time. But they often neglect thinking about marital debt. Arizona is a “community property” state. This means that any property you and your spouse acquired during your marriage […]
A contested divorce can be both emotionally draining and financially perilous. Here are three tips to protect yourself financially when you decide to end your marriage: Tip No. 1 – Check Your Credit Frequently Do not let years of hard work building your credit score go down the drain by neglecting your credit report. A […]
If you and your spouse have a child, or children, and decided to get a divorce, you need to be prepared for a court to weigh in on the custody of your children. The applicable legal standard (Arizona Revised Statute Section 25-403) utilized by Arizona family courts is “the best interests of the child.” The […]
Your spouse is seeking a divorce and you are concerned about your future since you signed a prenuptial agreement before getting married. You worry that, with a prenup in place, you will be forced out onto the streets and have no basis for pursuing spousal support or other forms of support. Do not fret. You […]
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.